Female hormones – Start Feeling Better!

Last week, I had the great opportunity to take a course on female hormones. Though it was very basic, the information was valuable beyond compare. Guess what? Hormones are not some great mystery! They can however, depending if you have too little or too much, be a royal pain in the neck. This is just a general idea of who, what, when and where to help you get a handle on those pesky hormones. Common conditions Poly Cystic Ovaries (PCOS) Infertility Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) Pre-menstrual Dysphoric disorder (PMDD) Peri-menopause Menopause These are conditions that can and are effected by the level of hormones in your body. The symptoms vary. What may seem like you have just had a super lon

Men’s Health: Andropause - Male Menopause

Men’s Health: Andropause - Male menopause Hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain! We all are familiar with and probably know someone going through menopause. But, did you know that men go through a similar “male menopause?” This natural phase is called andropause and typically is seen in men around the age of 60, but can start as soon as 20. Andropause is a gradual drop in the male hormone, testosterone. A decline in testosterone may cause loss of sexual desire, a decrease in strength, erectile dysfunction, loss of hair and, most commonly, loss of energy. What can you do? If you know you are approaching the age of andropause, you should get a yearly screening. Having low testosterone can