If you’ve struggled with unwanted weight, you’re certainly not the only one, but you may still feel alone on the path forward. Especially if you’ve tried diets and weight loss plans to no avail, you’re probably seeing a lonely path of discouragement. But that’s not your only option—there is hope if you know where to…
Angie couldn’t understand why she felt worse after the hysterectomy than she did before. At first, she assumed she was still recovering and just needed to give it a bit more time. But even seven months later she was still struggling to get out of bed. It seemed as if every part of her life…
Chances are that you’re familiar with the sense of heaviness that sits in your mind and your body after a long day of work. Sometimes, you even might catch yourself waking up in the morning with the same feelings. Maybe you didn’t get enough sleep. Or maybe you overdid it the day before. Most of…
Low testosterone, also known as low-T, can occur as a result of injury, surgery, or chronic illness and cause a host of symptoms that compromise your quality of life. But the most common cause of low testosterone isn’t an accident or illness— it’s aging. And the symptoms are no less serious because they’re driven by a natural process.
Dyspareunia is a big, intimidating word for something most women dread: experiencing pain during sex. Especially for women who have recently undergone a partial or total hysterectomy, painful sex can be scary and even heartbreaking. Not only is it frustrating, it also causes some women to feel embarrassed or ashamed of their bodies and prevents them from participating in fulfilling sexual relationships. These reactions can make it difficult for women to discuss their symptoms with the doctors who may be able to help relieve their pain.
Thousands of men experience symptoms of low testosterone, otherwise known as low T, every year. The natural consequences of this hormone disruption aren’t always openly discussed—but they should be. Low sex drive, muscle loss, and diminished energy are just a few of the experiences that are common to men who have low T, and these uncomfortable symptoms can be easily and safely treated through testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
The collection of glands that produce hormones are known as the endocrine system. Though tiny in size, they do everything from regulating your metabolism and allowing you to sleep to initiating labor, and if they are out of balance, it can seriously knock your body out of whack.
When you’re seeking hormone replacement therapy to correct a hormonal imbalance, choosing a therapy format that is both safe and effective is essential—but it can also feel overwhelming. Topical gels, intramuscular injections, transdermal patches, pills, and implanted pellets may all have the potential to resolve your symptoms, but which format will leave you feeling your best with the least amount of hassle?
Watching women go through menopause, you understand immediately why hot flashes are such a big deal. The rush of heat, flushing and blotchy skin, and perspiration can be distressing and embarrassing at the best of times—and when these moments occur at night, they may be even worse. Menopausal women often deal with the rapid heartbeat and uncomfortable flushing multiple times per day (or per hour) and can experience chronic insomnia as a result. Depending on the woman, this perfect storm of discomfort can last anywhere from five to ten years or more. Combine hot flashes with the mood swings, vaginal discomfort, and other widely varied symptoms of menopause, and it’s no wonder women are seeking relief.
Billie struggled with painful periods throughout her adult years. She felt at the mercy of her monthly cycles, which were irregular, heavy, and came with crippling cramps. At age 23 her doctor finally put a name on her discomfort: endometriosis. But even with an accurate diagnosis, she struggled for years to find the right treatment. Relief only came after her second pregnancy when doctors urged her toward surgery to finally address her painful symptoms; thanks to a radical hysterectomy, Billie’s life changed forever. But while the hysterectomy brought welcome relief from her pain, it also introduced new complications.