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Sex Hormones: What Are They and What Do They Do?

What are sex hormones?“Sex hormones” is the colloquial title covering the group of hormones that affect our sexual drive and desire. The purpose of these hormones is to carry messages between your organs and your cells, ultimately keeping your body balanced and functioning optimally. These include estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, pregnenolone, and DHEA. “That’s a lot …

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Progesterone Vs Progestin

Are progesterone and progestin really interchangeable? What is the difference between the two?Today we seek to answer these questions and bring some clarification on an often confused subject.In HRT, the main purpose of taking a progestogen (progesterone or a progestin) along with estrogen is to oppose the effect of estrogen on the endometrium and prevent …

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Forget Midlife Crisis, Where Did My MOJO Go?

As we age, our hormone levels decline and we can become deficient in these essential hormones. These deficiencies can cause many side effects such as fatigue, weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats, hair loss, mood swings, low sex drive, and poor concentration. As a female, it is imperative to not only balance but optimize estrogen, …

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Warning Signs of Low Testosterone in Men

Low testosterone can affect you in a number of ways, but how do you know if you have it?As men age, it’s common for their hormone levels to fluctuate, but all men don’t experience a significant drop-off in testosterone production like women do when their estrogen levels decrease significantly during menopause. However, more men suffer from …

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The Benefits of Testosterone Therapy

For men suffering from low testosterone, there are many benefits of getting testosterone therapy.Although men don’t suffer from menopause, some men do suffer from andropause which is a decrease in the production of testosterone and is often referred to as low testosterone. In our last blog, we went over the symptoms of andropause, as well as …

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