JAN
04

Why Women Still Need Testosterone

Why Women Still Need Testosterone

It may come as a surprise, but normal functioning ovaries still produce testosterone along with estrogen. Most people think of testosterone as just the male sex hormone, but just like estrogen, its function goes far beyond reproductive and sexual purposes in the body.

Hormones generally regulate our body activities when it come to cells, tissues and organs. Although estrogen is more commonly known for its role in the development of breasts and the female reproductive organs, it also plays vital roles in other functions such as mood, sleep, libido and memory, as well as learning and attention span. It can also impact bone mass, skin elasticity, blood vessel dilation and our perception of pain.

Women Also Produce Testosterone

Most people are surprised to learn that women do in fact produce testosterone. This testosterone plays a role in managing libido and sexual response. It helps with brain function and behavior, strengthens the ligaments, and helps build bone and muscle, among functions. Like estrogen, this hormone also regulates sleep and helps to prevent cardiovascular problems.

Men and Women Both Need Testosterone 

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OCT
15

6 Natural Ways to Help with Menopause

6 Natural Ways to Help with Menopause

Menopause hits most women like a brick between the ages of 40 and 50. Hormonal changes bring hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia and vaginal dryness, to name just a few symptoms. It can make life challenging, frustrating and downright exhausting for many women. Here are six natural ways to combat the symptoms of menopause.

1. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Sugary and Spicy Foods

These foods can make you feel even more sluggish and can actually trigger hot flashes and mood swings.

2. Try to Exercise Every Day, Even If It’s Just 20 Minutes

Research shows that moving your body every single day can improve mood, relieve stress and keep your mind and body healthier.

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JUL
19

Is It Just Exhaustion or a Hormone Imbalance?

Is It Just Exhaustion or a Hormone Imbalance?
​ One of the most common complaints we get from patients coming in to see Dr. Foster is extreme fatigue and exhaustion. Many patients chalk it up to busy schedules and a hectic work, family and social life balancing act. But, how do you know when your exhaustion is just due to your busy lifestyle or when it could be due to a hormone imbalance? When...
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