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The attention of the medical community had long been fixed on the precipitous drop in hormone levels that accompany menopause in female patients. This sudden and sharp decline in hormone levels is accompanied by an eruption of symptoms, including: hot flashes, night sweats, depression, mood...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

When most people think about menopause before it happens, the subject seems fairly straightforward. A woman is going through life perfectly normal, having her monthly cycle around the same days apart for decades. Then it suddenly stops. But those of you who have experienced the...

The thyroid is the master hormone regulator in the human body. If your thyroid is not working properly- too much or too little, your other hormones are almost impossible to get under control. It is kind of like the main conductor in the body, and...

  Menopause is defined as the point when menstrual cycles stop and are diagnosed when no cycles for 12 consecutive months.  This is a very important consideration since most women will live half their lives without a menstrual cycle.  Women produce many native or natural hormones...