Hormonal Health

You Are What You Eat: How Diet Can Help Men And Women Tackle Reproductive Problems

Diets have a certain connotation in the United States. Because more than one in three adults is considered to be obese in this country, the word is more commonly associated with weight loss. In actuality, it stems from the Greek diaita which means “a way of life.” When you think about the fact that what …

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FDA Approves Non-Insulin Drug for Pediatric Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 and type 2 diabetics long been treated with insulin injections to maintain glucose levels in the blood. Though some non-insulin treatment options have made a splash in the medical field, many children suffering from type 2 diabetes have struggled with treatment options. In the face of increasing numbers of diabetic children, the Food …

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Hormone therapy to treat breast cancer: questions to ask your doctor

Hormone therapy is used to fight breast cancer by removing, blocking or even adding hormones to the body.  In breast cancer patients, hormones such as estrogen and progesterone can stimulate growth in cancer cells.  Doctors recommend hormone therapy to block the cancer’s growth by halting the naturally occurring hormones in the body. Hormone therapy for …

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Hormonal Imbalances and Reproductive Hormone Disorders

Hormones are substances that are produced by the body’s endocrine glands which send messages throughout the system. Hormones affect nearly every function in the human body including libido (sex drive) and reproductive function. The menstrual cycle, pregnancy and lactation are also regulated by hormones. If hormones that control sexual function and production over or under …

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Hormonal Imbalance remedies: Natural Herbs that Balance Hormones

There are natural changes that occur in a woman’s body that affect hormone balance.  These changes are affected by menses, reproduction and menopause.  The ebb and flow of estrogen and progesterone can cause hormonal imbalance.  Doctors often prescribe synthetic drugs to battle the war on hormonal imbalance, but more and more women opt for a …

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Menopause: Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic medications that contain certain levels of female hormones that the patient’s body no longer produces to treat symptoms of menopause. Hormone replacement therapy was a common treatment option for menopausal women until a landmark study in 2002 identified risk factors. There are benefits and risks associated with hormone therapy that …

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