Hormones and Hormonal Health

Metabolism and Thyroid Hormone Replacement

Posted by Medical Board on August 30, 2015 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

The body’s metabolism drives several physical processes including how quickly food is processed, how fast the heart beats, the amount of heat created—even the speed at which an individual can think.  Without a properly functioning thyroid however, the metabolism slows down. Hypothyroidism—Underactive Thyroid Due to Hormone Imbalance As many as 10% of all women suffer

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Adrenal Fatigue—How Stress Affects Hormone Levels

Posted by Medical Board on August 26, 2015 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

Adrenal fatigue is categorized as a nonspecific collection of medical symptoms including, body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances, and digestive problems. Chronic stress is thought to be the cause. How it Happens—The Hormone Connection While not all medical professionals support theories regarding adrenal fatigue, those who do, believe that the physical, mental and emotional stresses

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Progesterone Bioidentical HRT— The Facts

Posted by Medical Board on August 24, 2015 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

Your Body’s Need for Progesterone While both men and women produce differing levels of the steroid hormone progesterone, women require much higher concentrations in order to carry out specific physiologic functions. These include monthly menstruation and the preparation of the uterus for implantation of a fertilized egg. Progesterone is also needed in a woman’s body

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Estrogen Biodenticals—What Women Need To Know

Posted by Medical Board on August 20, 2015 in Hormones Women No Comments

In an effort to explore alternatives to conventional estrogen hormone therapy many women have discovered “Estrogen Bioidenticals”. What Are Bioidentical Hormones? Bioidenticals closely mimic the molecular structure of female hormones naturally produced by the body in the ovaries. Because of this, blood tests reflect total estradiol levels (the type of estrogen that decreases with menopause),

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