Hormone Articles

  • Beyond Hot Flashes and Mood Swings

    Published by: Michael Lee, M.D. - When you think of menopause symptoms, you probably think of hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. But what about the other, lesser known symptoms of menopause? Before and during menopause, your hormones can decline rapidly. These hormonal fluctuations may be responsible for many problems, well beyond the all-familiar sudden heat and irritability.

  • Tapping Into Your Fountain of Femininity

    No one likes to feel dumpy and dull, but what does it take to feel sexy and alive? The answer is simple: Hormones! These amazing little molecules don’t just prime your engines and make you crave sex; they also affect your attitude and make you feel beautiful, sexy and desirable.If you’re not feeling as sexy as you want, there are some things you can do while you and your doctor find your ideal hormone balance.

  • Are you a Girlie Man?

    Ever wondered what makes men different than women? The answer is whole lot of testosterone – the master male sex hormone. While testosterone is essential to women's sexuality as well, this crucial hormone helps to carry out a variety of functions in the male body. As men age, hormones begin to fluctuate. Testosterone declines and other hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone begin to rise. The result? Low T – or low testosterone.

  • Pain Relief through Hormone Balance

    Back in the ‘90s, doctors and scientists were not well aware of the link between hormone deficiencies and pain issues, so hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was not a part of the treatment paradigm. However, in the past 10 to 15 years, the literature of both the HRT and pain medical specialties has been replete with research linking hormones to pain — both chronic and acute.

  • Detoxification and Your Health

    Published by: Travis Deuson, M.D. - If you’re experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance even though tests show that your hormones are balanced, toxicity may be to blame. Toxins can interfere with your hormone receptors or metabolic pathways, so even if you have proper hormone levels, your body may not be able to metabolize and utilize them effectively.

  • What's Behind the Big O?

    Sex. There’s nothing quite like it. But why is that? What exactly is it that makes sex such a hot topic? Everyone thinks about it and pretty much everyone wants it. But why?It all comes down to the climax of the act — the orgasm. Most people aren’t as satisfied with sex without that all-important end goal. But even that doesn’t answer the underlying question: what makes an orgasm so great? Yes, it feels good. But why does it feel so good?

  • Sex: Are you getting enough?

    What’s the most important ingredient of a healthy relationship? Trust? Loyalty? Love? Nope. The answer is sex. And experts say that the more you do it, the healthier you’ll be because of it. So how much time should you be spending between the sheets? Well for starters, routines are predictable and oftentimes impractical. Your sex life shouldn’t be stale and regimented and you shouldn’t need a reminder on your Blackberry to know when it’s going down.

  • 6 Ways to Slash Diabetes Risk

    Type 2 diabetes doesn't appear out of nowhere - it begins as insulin resistance, years before you're diagnosed. If you can recognize the signs, you can take action before you develop full-blown diabetes. If you're overweight (especially around the belly), have high blood pressure, triglycerides or cholesterol and live a sedentary lifestyle, keep a close tab on your insulin levels.

  • Diabetes: A Hormonal Matter

    Published by: Marissa Magsino, M.D. - Diabetes is a very complex medical issue. It starts as a metabolic syndrome that is a combination of nutritional and hormonal imbalances. It's important to correct these imbalances at an early stage, before pre-diabetes develops into full-fledge diabetes. Diabetes is among the most serious illnesses in America - I would even go so far as to say it is the number one medical illness.

  • A Hormonal Approach to Mood

    Published by: Constance Crisp, M.D. - Many people - and doctors - use antidepressants as a first-line of treatment against depression, anxiety and similar mood disorders. However, many of these conditions are actually hormonal in nature and can be resolved much more effectively (and with far fewer side effects!) using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).