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Acne vulgaris is a common disorder often thought of only in adolescents during their pubescent years with prevalence upwards of 70-87% (Ebede, 2009). Acne vulgaris, often just termed acne is more common in adolescents but may also be seen in adults. Now there are many...

Hormones are one of the primary ways the body controls its myriad functions. Most of the hormones our bodies produce are controlled at least in part by the brain, but those hormones also affect the brain itself.  In fact, the brain relies on these hormones to...

There are multiple types of headaches which are caused or influenced by hormones. Migraine headaches, of which there are several subtypes associated with the menstrual cycle are the most common. Tension type headaches are also affected by hormones.  Also, cluster headaches have a hormonal component.  The first...

Hormones are the messenger part of a very powerful system in the body called the endocrine system. These hormones exert control over many functions of the body, including regulation of your blood sugar. Several hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol have some relationship with...

As we age, symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, sleep disturbances, depression, decreased sex drive, anxiety and joint pain begin to cloud our daily routines. If you are in your 30’s or older and are exhibiting these symptoms, you are not alone. Many feel these symptoms...

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...

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...

Memory loss is something all of us can relate to at least superficially. Even the healthiest of us can forget our car keys or cell phones during the whirl of a busy day. Also, we may have relatives or friends who suffer from one of the...

Many women notice that at various times of life they tend to gain weight unexpectedly. They have not changed any eating or exercise habits, yet put on 5 or 10 pounds within a short time. While there are multiple reasons for this, including thyroid issues,...