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When women consider hormone replacement, one of the factors they need to consider is the potential for weight gain. Weight gain can result from low levels (not doing hormone replacement) as well as high doses of hormones. If replacement is not done with knowledge of...

Libido or sexual desire is a good indicator of overall health. The presence of libido or lack thereof can indicate someone’s mental and physical functioning. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) has been shown to affect up to 10% US women and thought to be the...

Hormone replacement therapy can effectively control and eliminate symptoms related to hormone depletion such as hot flashes, headaches, dry skin, night sweats, fatigue, vaginal dryness, mood fluctuations and sleep disturbances. Albeit some of these general symptoms can arise from other underlying issues, an evaluation of...

The most common condition associated with low estrogen levels is menopause. Menopause is defined as the cessation of the menstrual cycle for 12 months. In the US, the average age of menopause is 51.4 years of age. In menopause, the brain sends signals to the...

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,...