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The 4 Hormone Replacement Therapy Side Effects to Consult Your Doctor About

When you begin taking a new medication, it is common to become acutely aware of unexpected changes in your body. After all, many medications have profound physiological effects that can cause everything from temporary discomfort to dangerous side effects. And despite the efforts of doctors and pharmacists to educate their patients on the side effects…

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HRT and Weight Gain: Is It the Hormones, or Is It Menopause?

If you’ve stepped on a scale recently and been unpleasantly surprised by the numbers, you may be searching for a reason behind your unintentional weight gain. If you’ve recently started taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause, you might suspect your new hormone regimen is the culprit. Or is it menopause itself? Both menopause and…

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3 Big Benefits of Using Bioidentical Hormones to Treat an Imbalance

If you’re trying to learn more about what to expect when you’re undergoing treatment to correct a hormonal imbalance, you’ve probably read that not all hormone therapies are created equal. More importantly, you’ve likely realized that many of the traditional treatments available to you can carry significant side effects and long-term risks. However, traditional hormones…

What Does Estrogen Do? Your Guide to the Function and Uses

About 1% of women experience menopause before the age of 40. But for most women, the average age is 51. Menopause is diagnosed when you’ve gone 12 months without your menstrual cycle. But perimenopausal symptoms that cause mild to severe discomfort and emotional changes last 4 years on average. Luckily, there are treatments to help ease you through this period.…

Ensure Long-Term Vaginal Health by Paying Attention to the Signs

Three Commonly Asked Questions About Vaginal Health Birth control pills debuted in 1960, revolutionizing women’s health and providing them with a new option to take control of their sexual health. For many, this medical breakthrough shattered years of stigma and opened up conversations about vaginal health. However, even today, not all women are comfortable freely…

How Long Can Post Menopausal Women Use Hormones?

Are you post menopausal and suffering from unbearable hot flashes or mood swings? Treatments for symptoms are available. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps to the body replace hormones it no longer produces. But HRT has been controversial for many years. How long can post menopausal women safely take them to reduce their symptoms? Read further…

What You Need to Know About Female Hormone Imbalance

Blame it on the hormones. Moody, achy, sleep concerns, your menstrual cycle is off, can’t stop eating chocolate, teary and weepy, weight fluctuations, or perhaps you just can’t concentrate. These can all be symptoms of hormone imbalance. These symptoms can be anywhere from mild to severe and can cause not only discomfort in our lives but…