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Stages of Menopause

Women are born with a finite amount of eggs stored in their ovaries. Ovaries are responsible for both storing the eggs and producing hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, which help control and regulate ovulation and menstruation. When the ovaries stop releasing an egg every month, menopause arises. Menopause marks the end of a woman’s [...]

By |2019-10-15T15:12:16+00:00October 30th, 2019|Menopause|Comments Off on Stages of Menopause

What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Hormones in your body control and regulate a majority of your bodily functions such as digestion, growth, mood, libido, and immune function. If your hormone levels become out of balance, you may notice negative changes to your overall health and bodily functions. Hormone replacement therapies are a common treatment method for hormone imbalances. Bioidentical hormone [...]

By |2019-10-15T15:05:50+00:00October 18th, 2019|Hormone Replacement Therapy, Treatment|Comments Off on What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Effects of Menopause on Your Body

As a woman ages, her body will go through changes. Most women go through menopause after age 45, but some will experience it early. Symptoms associated with menopause can also occur in the period before the actual onset, known as perimenopause. Whether you have started the transition to menopause or not, knowing that it is [...]

By |2019-09-12T23:47:20+00:00September 30th, 2019|Menopause|Comments Off on Effects of Menopause on Your Body

7 Tips for Dealing with Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are a well-known sign of menopause, though often once a woman experiences them, she’s probably already had other symptoms of onset without knowing it.  What Causes Hot Flashes? Hot flashes are recurrent episodes of flushing and the feeling of heat, mostly in the upper body and face. Hot flashes can vary in intensity [...]

By |2019-09-12T23:42:24+00:00September 16th, 2019|Hot flashes|Comments Off on 7 Tips for Dealing with Hot Flashes

8 Key Hormones and How They Affect Your Health

As you already know, hormones are vitally important to your body. Balanced hormone levels are crucial for overall health. They are responsible for making sure your body systems function correctly and control many processes. There are so many hormones in your body working hard to keep you healthy, but let’s focus on eight key hormones [...]

By |2019-08-13T22:26:04+00:00August 28th, 2019|Women's Health|Comments Off on 8 Key Hormones and How They Affect Your Health

Is Menopause Keeping You Awake at Night?

Menopause can affect so many parts of your life and make maintaining health and wellness a bit more of a chore than before. It can take more effort than before to get everyday things under control both physically and emotionally. Sleep is often an area of life that is negatively impacted by menopause. Menopausal women [...]

By |2019-08-13T22:21:14+00:00August 14th, 2019|Menopause|Comments Off on Is Menopause Keeping You Awake at Night?

7 Lifestyle Habits that Can Affect Your Hormones

Having balanced hormones is essential for a well-functioning body. They are responsible for many physiological processes and when out of balance can cause adverse side effects. We often associate hormonal imbalances with illness or age, and that is true in many cases. However, lifestyle habits may also be a contributing factor. Here are some areas [...]

By |2019-07-16T23:27:44+00:00July 31st, 2019|Hormone Imbalance|Comments Off on 7 Lifestyle Habits that Can Affect Your Hormones

Causes of Early Menopause

Most women are aware of the general milestones in their lives when it comes to their reproductive or fertile period. We know about puberty signaling the beginning of the fertile years, the decades of dealing with a menstrual cycle, and the onset of menopause, which signals the end of the reproductive years.  We associate menopause [...]

By |2019-07-16T23:22:02+00:00July 17th, 2019|Menopause|Comments Off on Causes of Early Menopause

What Every Woman Should Know About Menopause

As a woman ages, her concerns about menopause may increase. We hear about it from family and friends, on TV and from healthcare providers. A lot of what we hear has us dreading going through menopause. And maybe that’s because we don’t have all the right information on what we can actually expect and what [...]

By |2019-06-27T11:46:11+00:00June 28th, 2019|Menopause|Comments Off on What Every Woman Should Know About Menopause