JAN
11

Introducing Progesterone, the 'Feel-Good Hormone'

Introducing Progesterone, the 'Feel-Good Hormone'

Progesterone is known by several aliases, including the "feel-good hormone" and the "happy hormone." So, when a hormone bears aliases like these, you know it really is important. But what exactly is progesterone, and what does it do?

Anxiety and Depression

Progesterone is synthesized in the central nervous system and is known to affect certain nerve functions that impact our mood and calmness. It also reduces feelings of anxiety and depression.

It is known to further enhance the already-stellar effect of gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate communication between brain cells. Progesterone's anti-anxiety effect is similar to the effect of benzodiazepine drugs – without the possibility of addiction!

When Progesterone Is Lost

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NOV
16

November Is National What Month?!

November Is National What Month?!

It's an issue that doesn't get a lot of attention but affects 30 million men in the United States alone. Now, the month of November has been singled out as a time of support and awareness of a condition that many men find difficult to talk about, even with their partners or doctor: impotency.

It’s a common myth that erectile dysfunction is a normal part of aging. While it’s true that it is most common later in life, it’s almost always caused by a health problem that can be remedied. For some, hormone level changes are the cause, while others may be suffering from heart disease, hypertension or diabetes that could be linked to ED. 

Many medications can also cause ED as a side effect, and as you age you may find yourself on more medications than ever before. In fact, checking the side effects of the medications you are on is a great first step in discovering the source of your ED. If you find out one or more of them could be the cause, talk to your doctor about switching to other medications without this side effect.

Lifestyle factors can also be the cause of ED. Stress, anxiety and depression have been shown to directly affect sexual health in many ways, including the ability to get and maintain an erection. Smoking, drinking excessively and even weight gain can all contribute to symptoms of ED as well.

There are several treatment options for men who are suffering from this condition. It’s important to find out the source of the symptoms before beginning treatment.

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JAN
21

What Are Bio Identical Hormones?

What Are Bio Identical Hormones?
Bio identical hormones hit the spotlight a few years ago when Oprah Winfrey wrote about menopause catching her off guard in her magazine O, The Oprah Magazine . She was in her 50s, and after a friend's recommendation, she visited a doctor who specialized in bio identical hormones. Oprah's open discussion about hormone therapy had many people wonder...
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