Women’s Health Central

published by Dr. Marcantel on February 16th, 2010 Print this page

 

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Women’s Health Central is your hub for information about numerous issues that pertain specifically to women.

Hormones play a huge role in everyone’s health. Female or male, young or old, it is hormones that keep our bodies functioning properly and keep us feeling healthy and happy. Learn more about why maintaining a healthy hormonal balance is so important by reading Balancing Hormones for a Healthier Life.

Menopause can be a challenging time in a woman’s life. However, the more we understand the physical changes our bodies are going through, the better we are equipped to handle them. Read Dr. Marcantel’s article Menopause: Understanding Your Changing Body for an overview of the topic and her approach to finding treatment options.

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Really Necessary? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Even after menopause our bodies need a certain amount of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone to continue to function properly. Nature has provided us with a “back up” plan, but sometimes there’s a problem…

Although some women experience little or no symptoms as their bodies adjust to the physical changes that accompany middle age, for others hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, and a host of other symptoms may surface. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can be one very effective approach to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause. Learn more about it here.oprahandrobinsmall

When Opra Winfrey talks, women tend to listen. In early 2009 Oprah devoted an entire program to hormone replacement therapy and bioidentical hormones. Read Dr. Marcantel’s comments on the key points of the program.

Estrogen dominance is a little-understood factor that can play a key role in causing many of the challenging symptoms women face as a result of an imbalance of hormones. As one leading authority in the field of women’s health points out, too much estrogen in the system “becomes toxic to the body.” Read this informative article by Dr. Marcantel to learn why a lack of progesterone can lead to a host of physical problems.

groupofgirlsHormone imbalances in young women can occur just as they do during the perimenopause and menopause stages of their lives. The phytoestrogens in the foods we eat, the use of birth control pills, and genetic predisposition can all be contributing factors to hormonal imbalances in younger women and those imbalances can manifest in many ways.

One natural way to help prevent estrogen dominance is by adding flaxseed to your diet. Flax is converted in the body to substances that can help balance your hormones while providing numerous other health benefits, as well.

depression-2Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? The cure may be more basic than you think. For people suffering from signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia, arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome, relief may come from diet changes and proper nutritional support.

Yeast Infections (Candidiasis) Many people are familiar with common symptoms of yeast infection, but did you know that signs and symptoms of infections caused by candida overgrowth can sometimes overlap or mimic other complaints such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia? For that reason, it is important to rule out candidiasis when seeking a diagnosis.

Also read Fibromyalgia: Getting to the Root of the Problem Fibromyalgia syndrome is best treated by seeking to correct the root causes of the physical symptoms being presented by the patient.

Thyroid disease can be the cause of many signs and symptoms such as hair loss, fatigue, depression, and weight gain. Read Dr. Marcantel’s article on Thyroid Disease and Hypothyroidism to learn more.

Hashimoto’s Disease: Why It’s Often Missed by Your Doctor Are you on antidepressants when the real problem is your thyroid gland? Find out why doctors often misdiagnose this common type of hypothyroidism and how it can easily be treated.

Thyroid medications can range from synthetic to natural to bioidentical versions. So what are the differences? Find out by reading Thyroid Medications: What’s the Difference?

thoughtful womanPremenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is caused by an imbalance of hormones brought on by a woman’s monthly period. There are things women (and the doctors who treat them) can do to help alleviate the symptoms.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also called PCOS, is a hormonal disorder that involves multiple organ systems within the body. PCOS can and should be properly treated and managed.

Most women are very concerned about breast health, and particularly about avoiding breast cancer. The good news for women is that there are things they can do to promote breast health and reduce their chances of contracting this disease. We know that regular exercise is extremely important for many reasons concerning our overall health: weight loss, cardiovascular strengthening, balancing blood sugars, and much more, but did you know that exercise might also help you avoid breast cancer? Read Dr. Marcantel’s informative article on Breast Health and Exercise.

 

skincareNatural skin care is an important part of any health regimen. Read this article by Dr. Marcantel to find tips on ways to protect, beautify, and pamper one of your most important assets!

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally Lowering cholesterol naturally is possible with the right combination of diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, and attitude.

Looking for even more information about women’s health issues? Take a look at some book titles on the subject in the “Dr. Marcantel Recommends” section of our Patient Reception Room.

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