It would be nice to live in a stress-free world, but such does not exist. There are a lot of things that could contribute to increase stress levels like work, the commute going to work, your lack of sleep because of the noise coming from your neighborhood, and other environmental factors that are out of […]
Since early this 2009, swine flu has raised alarms among people across the world. Thousands of people in different countries were reported sick with the disease, and hundreds of people have died of it as well. Swine flu can strike at anyone regardless of age, sex or race, and even healthy people can become affected […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
What is Progesterone?
Progesterone is a hormone that glands in a woman’s body create to control her menstruation and reproduction. Progesterone is made right before ovulation to increase a woman’s odds of becoming pregnant. It works by increasing a woman’s body temp by a small amount and producing extra vaginal mucus increasing the odds of […]
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. […]
What is DHEA?
DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone is a steroid hormone that the body produces to create male and female hormones. It is secreted by the adrenal glands.
DHEA hormone levels in the body tends to peak in our twenties and decline as we get older. People who have diseases such as type 2 diabetes, AIDS, […]