The word hormone came from the Greek word “ormao” which means to excite or arouse. The English physiologist Ernest Sterling introduced the word during a Croonian lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in London in 1905. He used the word to define the chemical messengers produced by organs that are carried out in the […]
When we encounter major problems in our lives, our body experiences high stress levels. Some of the major stressors are illnesses, work-related, finance, and death. When we experience one of these, our body goes through physical and emotional change to cope with the problem. The adrenal gland is responsible for releasing the stress hormone, Cortisol, […]
Progesterone is the hormone responsible for regulating women’s menstrual cycle. This hormone and estrogens maintains the balance of women’s monthly periods. Men also produce a small amount of this hormone for sexual maturity, but not as important as testosterone. It plays an important part in the overall reproduction process, most especially in women.
Hormones are type of chemical messengers that are responsible in regulating normal functions of the various tissues and organs inside the body. They travel through the bloodstream carrying sensory messages to the brain which gives out the command for organs to perform their daily function; thus, affecting the metabolism, growth and body development, sexual […]
When you feel like you’re always having a hard time going to rest, feeling weak, dizzy, nauseous, constipated, nervous, irritated, mentally depressed, you might as well consult your doctor. You might be suffering from adrenal insufficiency (AI).
Adrenal insufficiency is a condition where the adrenal glands—as its main function—are unable to produce adequate quantity of […]
What is Estradiol?
Estradiol is a steroid hormone in the human body that represents estrogen and comes from cholesterol. Estradiol is a critical part of sexual and reproductive function and it also helps regulate other functions in the body such as bone growth. It is also used to treat symptoms of menopause..
What Triggers off […]
As we age the mind gradually begins to decline along with the body. Memory lapses become more apparent and regular functions such as remembering names and phone numbers become harder. It’s a fact of life we take for granted without really having much explanation beyond “We’re getting old.” We know that hormones affect […]
Menopause, Not Necessarily What You Think
When we think of menopause we usually think of an elderly woman going through a process that takes years to occur. The reality is actually much different; it only takes about 12 months without a period to be considered menopausal. About 5-15 years before the age of […]
What does Progesterone Do?
Progesterone is a hormone that helps regulate several different functions in a woman’s body, chief among them her reproductive capability. When it is working at normal levels, progesterone helps regulate menstrual cycles, blood clotting, immunity, building up muscles and bones, produces collagen, regulates nerve function and thyroid function.
What Causes […]
What is Progesterone?
Progesterone is a hormone in the body that helps regulate reproductive function. This hormone is what causes a woman to have menstrual cycles, ovulate and to maintain a healthy pregnancy when she conceives. It is a vital part of proper hormonal function and can determine if a women is fertile and […]