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The specific hormone responsible for hair loss is dihydrotestosterone (known as “DHT”), a hormone that your body produces as a byproduct of testosterone. Hair loss during menopause is the result of a hormonal ...Continue reading
New research strengthens the idea that estrogen therapy could help to prevent type 2 diabetes following menopause, after it identified the mechanisms by which the hormone helps to control blood sugar levels. In a study of ...Continue reading
Estrogen improves the elasticity of blood vessels, just as it improves the elasticity of your skin and vaginal tissue. When your heart pumps... Your blood vessels NEED to EXPAND. They expand by the elastic tissue that is inside the blood vessels and this elasticity is maintained by Estrogen.
When the vessels can expand with each beat of the heart, your blood pressure remains low and normal. This benefit of Estrogen is why women have lower risk of heart disease than men.Continue reading
Bloating is pretty common starting in midlife and there are really quite a number of reasons that can be causing it. When it comes to hormones, bloating occurs because of lower Estrogen production.Continue reading
Aging doesn’t have to be SCARY! Especially if you stay informed and do what you can to BALANCE your HORMONES and take SUPPLEMENTS that keep you looking and FEELING YOUNG!
What does ESTROGEN do FOR AGING and YOUR SKIN?!
Many women report a sudden onset of skin aging several months after menopausal symptoms begin.Continue reading
We all knew our children would grow up... but we never expected many of the other challenges of midlife!
The cost of living continues to increase despite working harder; our parents are aging and need more help, our home seems increasingly more disorganized, and our free time feels like it has dwindled to almost nothing. Everything seems just a bit harder than it once seemed. And we question "How Did I Once Do it All?"
The truth is - it IS harder. The Hormones we once had that were running our brains and bodies smoothly and efficiently, exist now at only trace amounts ...Continue reading
Do You Think You Might be Losing Too Much Hair?
1. High conversion of Testosterone to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). DHT is the cause of male and female pattern imbalance. DHT is like testosterone but even stronger. When your DHT increases, it may be because your DHEA dose is too high, or your testosterone is too high. DHT concentrates on the scalp and causes the hair follicles to open up allowing the hair to fall out.Continue reading