15 Questions to Ask Your Hormone Doctor About HRT

With constant hot flashes and night sweats as an ever-present reminder, menopause can be impossible to ignore.

That is why many women choose to seek out a hormone doctor to prescribe medication to alleviate the symptoms.

But for many women, taking hormone replacement therapy drugs can do more harm than good. How do you know if you are one of these women? And what other questions should you have for your hormone doctor?

The Science of Calm: Four Physiological Effects of Yoga

By now, most of us have heard about the benefits of yoga and its ability to reduce stress. But the mechanics of why yoga is so impactful are often misunderstood. Without this deeper understanding, we can still gain benefits just from practicing. However, with a thorough knowledge of the bodily functions involved, we can tailor our practice to suit our individual ailments and needs.

Brain Inflammation: A Hidden Cause of Depression?

Over six million adults in the US and around 360 million worldwide suffer from depression. But for many, commonly prescribed antidepressant medications provide no relief for their symptoms—and many come with unwanted side effects. Now, recent research on the causes of depression reveals the reason antidepressants are so often ineffective—and why fighting inflammation in the body and brain may be a better way to treat this very common mental health condition.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy For the Heart?

As men age, their testosterone levels naturally start waning—in fact, it has been estimated that nearly 40 percent of men aged 45 and older have clinically low levels of testosterone, or androgen deficiency. Low testosterone levels are responsible for everything from the loss of sexual desire, weaker erections, increased belly fat, and breast enlargement to low muscle mass, low energy, irritability, and depression—all symptoms that no man wants to deal with.

BHRT May Provide Relief from Joint Pain

Do you enjoy dancing? Hiking? Gardening? Playing with your children or grandchildren? If you have joint pain, especially knee, shoulder, or back pain, some of your favorite activities have probably become painful and arduous, if not impossible. And because regular physical activity is essential for your physical health—even helping to stabilize your mood and keep your energy levels elevated—joint pain can have health effects that reach far beyond simply making it more difficult to move.

5 Bad Habits That May Be Disrupting Your Sleep and Health

If you frequently “borrow” hours from the sleep department in order to get more done, you’re not alone: more than a third of Americans aren’t getting the minimum of seven hours a night recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). And a whopping 65 percent of Americans never get a full eight hours of sleep.