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How the Holidays Wreak Hormonal Havoc for Women

While joyful, the holiday season can bring overwhelming pressure, especially for women who shoulder substantial burdens that include hosting family gatherings, shopping for gifts, and remembering their family’s event calendar. Unfortunately, this time of year’s busyness often equates to increased stress and the adoption of unhealthier habits. And, as women rush to get more tasks completed, their hormones pay the price through imbalances and the onset of uncomfortable symptoms. Understanding...

Why You Should Fear an Unhealthy Gut

If your body gave itself awards, your gut would likely win in the category,  “Most Valuable Organs.” Your gut drives so many of your body’s functions, from your immunity to your body’s ability to produce serotonin and digest nutrients. When your gut is misaligned and not performing at its best, your body finds ways to tell you. The symptoms of an unhealthy gut make you miserable. If this sounds familiar,...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Synthetic Hormonal Birth Control

  If your doctor prescribes you synthetic hormonal birth control, you may only be aware of its benefits - preventing pregnancy, combating irregular periods, and addressing other conditions. But, these birth control methods can also lead to negative effects that have significant implications for your overall health. Therefore, it’s vital to be informed about synthetic hormonal birth control pros and cons when beginning or ending a regimen. It’s helpful first...

The Skin You’re In: How Hormones Affect Our Largest Organ

  Hormones are the chemical signals that play a role in our mood, reproductive function, sexual energy, metabolism, and the health and beauty of our skin. Our hormone levels slowly rise throughout childhood and peak during our teenage years. Once we enter into our 30s, they begin to drop and continue to decrease as we get older, causing hormonal imbalances that impact everything from our sleep and stress levels to...

Does Testosterone Imbalance Interfere with Your Sex Drive?

Hormones serve as chemical messengers for your body. You can think of hormones as musical conductors signaling your body to keep its complex systems playing in harmony. When your hormones are balanced, the music plays beautifully. However, when the hormone levels drop in your body, the tempo can become quite flat. Testosterone is a sex hormone that works to boost sex drive and arousal in both men and women, so...

4 Benefits of Telemedicine

  Over the last few weeks, telemedicine has gained more popularity than ever before. But what exactly is telemedicine? How does telemedicine affect us as patients during this unusual time? What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine is defined as the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients through telecommunications technology. This method involves the use of medical software and virtual systems to provide services to patients, without having in-person visits. The most common...

4 Tips for Hormone Balance & Liver Function

We regularly discuss the importance of hormone balance, but what most people don't know is that your liver health can significantly affect your hormones.  Below, we’ve outlined how your liver’s health can affect hormones, as well as how to support your liver to counteract negative effects. What Does the Liver Do for Your Body? The liver is responsible for over 200 functions in the human body. It is commonly known...

Do I Have Low Testosterone? 20 Signs In Men and Women

What is Testosterone? Testosterone is a hormone produced in the human body, that is most commonly associated with male physical and sexual development. However, this is an important hormone in women as well. Similar to most sex hormones, testosterone production often decreases with age. Production of testosterone begins at puberty but slowly starts to decrease after reaching peak levels around the age of 40. Testosterone in Men and Women Testosterone...

Constipation and Hormone Imbalance: How to Find Relief

Hormones Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints. (1) It has been estimated that at least 4.5 million people, two-thirds of them women, suffer from constipation that is frequent and problematic enough to require medical attention. (2) Constipation can also be a sign of hormonal imbalance or even a serious disease.  How Often Should You Go to the Bathroom? You may have heard that for optimum health, you...

Leptin Resistance: How to Overcome It For Weight Loss and Better Hormone Health

  At Dr. Randolph's Ageless & Wellness Medical Center, we believe that eating healthy good food is an important act of self-care, a gift that you can give to yourself every day! Food and Hormones Are Related Every bite of food you put into your body is either making you healthier - or not. Hormones control our digestion, our moods, our energy, our libido, our metabolism, and more. When we...
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