Testosterone, also known as androgen, is a steroid hormone that plays a significant role in the development of male reproductive tissues and in increasing muscle, bone mass and the growth of body-hair. In women, the level of testosterone is about one-tenth of the amount found in men; too much production of this hormone may result […]
Getting pregnant and having a baby is one of life’s greatest miracles and also one of its biggest joys. But while getting pregnant may come easy to most couples, some find it very difficult, especially in this day and age when many women get married at a later age. Statistics show that because of this […]
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..
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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 […]
Imbalances of progesterone levels can occur from multiple conditions such as menopause, pregnancy, adrenal hyperplasia, certain cancers and PMS. The symptoms of this imbalance are relatively small (tender breasts, changes in libido, mood swings, and irregular periods among them) but the toll they can take on our quality of life can be […]
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 […]
What is DHEA and how does it relate to Women’s Health?
DHEA is a naturally produced steroid hormone that develops into the sexual hormones testosterone and estrogen, helping to define sexual characteristics of the body. The body begins to decrease production of this hormone as we age, peaking in our twenties and declining over time. […]
The single most important reason for most of the hormonal issues experienced by women the world over is ‘estrogen dominance.’ However, hormonal issues are not just limited to women. Even men suffer from issues due to hormonal imbalance.
What is Estrone? Estrone belongs to the Estrogen hormone family. It is one of the three estrogens […]
Estriol, also known as ‘oestriol,’ along with Estrone and Estradiol, is one of the three most important Estrogens produced in your body. Estrogen is the hormone responsible for the monthly menses as well as feminine characteristics in a woman. A steroid, Estrogen is responsible for reproductive and sexual characteristics in females. Released by the ovaries, […]
Tell-tale signs of Hormonal Imbalance Hormones and Your Body Did you know that hormones are the key to your well-being? Not only do hormones influence your thoughts, emotions, feelings, physical growth, aging, and child bearing, but their imbalance can also lead to several health-related issues. Your body has six primary hormones including progesterone, estrogen, […]