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Menopause

For women approaching or in menopause, it is a time filled with changes. These changes are manifested in several ways, including the increased likelihood of anxiety....

Vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats are the most common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. According to a study, hot flashes occur in approximately 75% of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women (Freedman, 2005). The process of a hot flash starts at the hypothalamus,...

Migraine headaches disproportionately affect women. According to the American Migraine Foundation, females experience more symptoms, and the migraine lasts longer than it does in men with the issue. Women experience migraines at a rate 3x higher than their male counterparts. Prepubescent rates of migraines are...

The hormones that a woman’s body makes are very powerful. Most of us don’t know that these hormones affect the health of your mouth, gums, and teeth.  There are both positive and negative effects depending on which hormone and the relative amounts of those hormones.   The first...

When a woman approaches or enters menopause, one of the primary things which needs to be adjusted is her diet. The biggest issue is weight gain which is very prominent during this time of life, so we must address both the quantities and types of...

We all know that stress is bad but do you know how it can affect your body? Stress can affect various processes in the body like hormone production, the menstrual cycle, and fertility in women and men as well as digestion and immune function. When...

Menopause is a biological process that occurs in every woman, typically between the ages of 35-55. Although this process can begin earlier in some women, it is not a matter of if but rather when. Hormones affect nearly every physiological process in your body. When...

When one considers using bioidentical hormones there are multiple factors to consider. For many women, the impetus is the varying degree of vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats) that can make one’s life miserable. For others, the impetus is “brain fog” which consists of problems...

This short guide is going to discuss the “ins and outs” of hormones in women. That is, we are going to discuss the safe and effective addition of hormones to the body, and metabolism, or how our body removes hormones. As a primer, it is...

Most women experience hormone imbalances at some point during their lifetime. For a few people these imbalances begin at menarche (first menstruation) and continue most of their lifetime. For others, the imbalances do not occur until peri-menopause which is the time of life between normal,...