When you begin taking a new medication, it is common to become acutely aware of unexpected changes in your body. After all, many medications have profound physiological effects that can cause everything from temporary discomfort to dangerous side effects. And despite the efforts of doctors and pharmacists to educate their patients on the side effects of drug therapies, it’s impossible to predict how a medication will interact with each person’s body. As a result, patients are often left wondering whether their side effects are normal or cause for concern.
Hormone Replacement TherapyMenopauseMenopauseWomen's Health
If you’ve stepped on a scale recently and been unpleasantly surprised by the numbers, you may be searching for a reason behind your unintentional weight gain. If you’ve recently started taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause, you might suspect your new hormone regimen is the culprit. Or is it menopause itself?
Hormone ImbalanceHormone Replacement TherapyMenWomen
If you’re trying to learn more about what to expect when you’re undergoing treatment to correct a hormonal imbalance, you’ve probably read that not all hormone therapies are created equal. More importantly, you’ve likely realized that many of the traditional treatments available to you can carry significant side effects and long-term risks. However, traditional hormones are not your only option. By understanding the benefits of bioidentical hormones, you can make an informed decision that will help you get the most out of hormone therapy while protecting your health and well-being.
AndropauseBHRTHormone Replacement TherapyMen's Health
We all get older. We become wiser, smarter and with the gift of time, we get better. We refine ourselves, becoming better at doing the things we love, better at knowing ourselves, and better at relating to our loved ones. Middle age, if you’re lucky enough to get here, is a gift.
Bioidentical Hormone TherapyHormone Replacement Therapy
The hormonal changes you experience during menopause, andropause, or in the presence of a hormonal imbalance can bring on a host of physical and emotional symptoms that profoundly interfere with quality of life. Today, however, there are a number of hormonal treatments available to help alleviate these symptoms by compensating for such changes. These treatments, known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), can significantly reduce distress and restore well-being.
Are these hot flashes worth going to the doctor for, or is it nothing? Should I just wait for a few days and see what happens? So goes the typical internal self-bargaining dialogue after experiencing a mild symptom of illness without an identifiable cause.