As far as my knowledge is concerned, stress is the primal - fight or flight response to danger or tense situation. Biochemicaly speaking, it is marked by the release of hormones - cortisol and adrenaline. Both these hormones tend to suspend other major biological functions of the body such as digestion or reproduction - and concentrate every thing on alerting the brain on how to face the danger.
This helped human beings - but only if its is short termed. But the modern life is filled with...
Emotional Aspects of Menopause
Declining estrogen levels associated with menopause can cause more than those pesky hot flashes; it can also make a woman experience:
Feelings of sadness
Lack of motivation
If you are feeling irritable and sad there is a good chance it could be related to menopause, but the above listed symptoms are not linked only to menopause. There are a...
"Testosterone is a hormone that actually acts as an immunosuppressant. Whereas estrogen works in the opposite direction. They stimulate the immune system. So men with higher testosterone actually end up being more susceptible to viral respiratory and tend to get them worse."
"Testosterone activates the subcortical areas of the brain to produce aggression, while...
That's one thing I have no deisre to see; what I would look like as a member of the opposite gender. I doubt with my manly attibutes I'd be anywhere near pretty. I makes a handsome old dude like I is now and people still think I'm way younger than I am :) Therefore hence no desire or even the slightest curiosity to see what i'd look like as an ugly old lady :lol:
Is Hormone Therapy Okay Again?
December 04, 2017
Many women hesitate to treat menopausal symptoms with hormone therapy, or avoid it altogether, because of concerns that were raised by findings from the landmark Women?s Health Initiative (WHI) trial on the hormones back in 2002. That clinical trial randomly assigned more than 27,000 women, ages 50 to 70, to receive either oral estrogen plus progestin, estrogen alone, or a placebo for an average of five to seven years...
Women, Hormones, and Depression
by Therese Borchard
July 23, 2017
Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression as men of the same age, with about one in four women experiencing symptoms at some point during her lifetime. Although different factors must be considered — such as societal expectations of women at home and at work and the stress involved — the fact that women are most vulnerable during the childbearing years points to the role of reproductive hormones in...
Progesterone Problem: Are Hormones Responsible for Your Addiction?
By Kristen McGuiness, The Fix
June 4, 2017
When I had six years sober, my husband and I decided to get pregnant. I quit the birth control pill and entered the darkest depression of my life.
Low levels of the hormone Progesterone can cause symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and depression.
I wasn?t surprised when the test results came back. After three chemical...
Phytoestrogens in the Body: How Soy Interferes with Natural Hormone Balance
by Stefani Ruper, PaleoForWomen.com
June 20, 2012
Soy is perhaps, second to chocolate, the food most closely associated with women. It is not only a vegetarian staple, which automatically makes it a womanly food, but it also acts as an estrogen in the body. Yet interpretations of what this means for the female body vary: is soy (and flax, another potent phytoestrogen) the fountain of youth, or is it a toxin...
Treatments for Postpartum Depression
By Laura Roche, Mental Health Matters
June 15, 2015
Postpartum Depression can be a difficult, frightening and lonely experience but with the right treatment, most women can make a full recovery. It is extremely important to seek treatment as the condition is unlikely to improve on its own and can often get worse. It can also affect your relationship with your baby and the care you are able to provide for your child.
There are many different types of...
Re: I want doctors in Canada to prescribe Testosteron to women adjunct to traditional
There are risks with testosterone supplements for both men and women, including increased risks for certain cancers. Not something to be undertaken lightly and the reason doctors are cautious about prescribing it.
Thanks for such an informative article. I am 38. A mother of two has a problem of being depressed now and then on very tiny matters. Can't help it. Recently I have diagnose with Hurthle Cell Neoplasm on the right lobe of my Thyroid gland. When tested several times we never got a trace of excessive thyroid hormones(T3, T4, TSH). So, Can there be a relation btw such new cell formation and my depressive tendencies??
I like oatmeal too! I tended feel sick the first 5 years of eating it. Then it became acceptable. After I loaned 95% of my fortune to a Nigerian Prince (long story, don't ask!) a few months ago, I am starting to appreciate what I have more.
Zinc is the mineral that most of us tend to lack. Up to 12% of americans are at risk. 2 billions worldwide have this deficiency.
It affects testosterone, in just one month of a zinc deficiency, T drops 20%. Supplementation with zinc in patients who...
RDW, I had an ablation too and it was so wonderful to have immediate relief from the heavy bleeding. I did not even have one cramp following that surgery. it was great!
Gardens, I was like you and could not attend work for a few days because it was so heavy that there wasn't anything on the market to get me through an hour! I was worried I was going to bleed out. A couple of months before the ablation I had only one week of the month without bleeding! Not as heavy as the few days though...
re: Is PMDD Real?
Will PMDD Have a New Home in the DSM-V?
Harvard Medical School
June 1, 2012
The American Psychiatric Association is now considering the possibility of including premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in the DSM-V :acrobat: as a new category, rather than listing a set of criteria for PMDD in the appendix (as in DSM-IV). The diagnostic criteria remain relatively unchanged. Many feel that the Inclusion of PMDD as a distinct diagnostic category will lead to greater...
Good Morning David,
I am 52 and have been on HRT since 1984. I had to have a hysterectomy at the age of 24. My ovaries just stopped working due to stress.
I now take the 0.9 white.
My body and mind did NOT do well after the surgery. A woman needs hormones to function, and I had none. After 6 months of _ _ ll I was put on premarin 0.9. And it was a miracle! I support it highly!
I did try to lower the dosage to the weakest mg 4 times.... and tried the natural...
<rant>I get soooo grumpy and miserable. I know that my depression has lessened (greatly actually), and that some of my mood swings are hormone-related. I'm definitely peri-menopausal for about 3 years now.
The last 2 days have been horrible - yesterday I was very weepy and hopeless, today I'm angry and frustrated at everything.
I've started to eat healthy about one month ago - lots of fresh veggies, lean meat and reduced my bad carb intake. The only thing that I need to work harder at...
A New Website to Help Educate Menopausal Women about Their Treatment Options
May 31, 2012
Ever since 2002 when several large-scale studies called into question the safety of long-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there has been confusion and conflicting opinions regarding the management of menopausal symptoms. Initially there was a movement to avoid HRT altogether; now it is becoming clearer that certain women may safely use and benefit from hormonal...
I have been thinking my thyroid levels have plummeted more than usual. Problem is the darn fatigue kind of sneaks up on you gradually and then when you have to book an appointment you can only get it two weeks later.
I have been dragging myself to work, but at least I called my physician yesterday to ask if I can take my 100s synthroid and add a quarter pill of my 88. I just started this morning on that dose. Not sure if it's enough, but not sure what else to do.
My husband has to...
For Some, Psychiatric Trouble May Start in Thyroid
By HARRIET BROWN, New York Times
November 21, 2011
n patients with depression, anxiety and other psychiatric problems, doctors often find abnormal blood levels of thyroid hormone. Treating the problem, they have found, can lead to improvements in mood, memory and cognition.
Now researchers are exploring a somewhat controversial link between minor, or subclinical, thyroid problems and some patients? psychiatric difficulties. After reviewing...
"Why are you sad? – you have a healthy baby!" and Other Misconceptions of Post-Partum Depression
Kate Daigle Counseling
Aug 18, 2011
I attended a fascinating presentation earlier this week by established Denver therapist Dr. Jennifer Harned Adams about the “Psychological Aspects of Women’s Reproductive Health”. Dr. Adams is a specialist in women’s issues relating to fertility, complicated pregnancy and childbirth, pregnancy and infant loss, and pregnancy and Post-partum Adjustment and she...