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…

10 Telltale Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Have you noticed a change in your body such as increased stress, weight gain, or issues sleeping? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women. As you age, your hormones begin to reduce, causing an imbalance. For example, testosterone levels start going down in women after 20, and these levels will…

Could Estrogen Therapy Prolong Your Life?

Women Taking Hormone Replacement Had Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Death, Recent Study Shows Middle-aged women the world over know the many discomforts that can arise during menopause. Due to plummeting hormone levels, everything from hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness to depression and other serious health concerns can show up, making life…

Hot Flashes— How Many Years Do They Last?

Duration of Menopause Symptoms Varies From Woman to Woman Most women are familiar with one of the major symptoms of menopause, hot flashes, in which normal body temperature rises and an intense feeling of heat suddenly flushes over the body. Hot flashes are usually accompanied by a red, flushed face and heavy sweating. Hot flashes…

Could You be Suffering from Birth Control-Related Depression?

Depression Among Women on Oral Contraceptives If you’ve been feeling blue lately, you may want to think twice before refilling your birth control prescription. New research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that all types of hormonal contraception come with an increased risk of depression. A 14-year, nationwide study looked at one million women between the ages…