Hormones and Hormonal Health

Adrenal Fatigue—How Stress Affects Hormone Levels

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Explained—Possible Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment for Debilitating Symptoms

Posted by Medical Board on January 30, 2017 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

If you wake up feeling unrefreshed with achy joints and muscles, suffer from a chronic scratchy sore throat, and short-term memory loss, you’re not alone. According to the Centers For Disease Control, more than one million Americans suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This condition affects more people in the United States than lupus, multiple

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Progesterone Therapy

Posted by Medical Board on January 25, 2017 in Hormones Women No Comments

Progesterone, referred to as the “pregnancy hormone” is produced by the ovaries after ovulation.[4] Progesterone prepares the lining of the uterus for the fertilized ovum and helps maintain pregnancy. This steroidal hormone converts the lining of the womb into a soft spongy bed to accommodate implantation of a fertilized egg. If implantation does not occur,

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Thyroid Disorders—Testing and Treatment

Posted by Medical Board on January 20, 2017 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction can put individuals at risk for a number of serious health conditions including, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and infertility. Although extremely rare, if left untreated, certain conditions such as hypothyroidism can even lead to life threatening conditions including “myxedema” a comatose state due to a slowdown

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Endometriosis—Understanding Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Posted by Medical Board on January 18, 2017 in Hormones Women No Comments

Endometriosis affects 5 million women in the United States alone, or (2-10% of women, childbearing age).[3][6] Many of these women, in their 30’s and 40’s[8]suffer debilitating pain and discomfort as a result. Some will have difficulty becoming pregnant. Imagine living with a reoccurring medical condition that negatively impacts your quality of life every month? Fortunately,

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