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  1. May 22, 2024

    Reversal of fortune, hormone therapy edition

    Back around 20 years ago, women got a scare when they were told that hormone therapy could increase their risk of cancer. But it turns out the people who released that info were bureaucrats, not the scientists doing the study. They were half wrong — and it’s a major half.

    It seems that — after a 20-year study of 160,000 women — there’s a very big difference depending on the type of hormone therapy.

    Estrogen plus progestin therapy does seem to lead to an increased cancer risk, but estrogen-only therapy not only doesn’t have that cancer risk, but can reduce it as well as coronary heart disease.

    In addition to its beneficial effects on menopause symptoms (which are widely acknowledged), the new study found that, after an average of

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  2. May 20, 2024

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Not Just a Guy Thing

    Would it surprise you to know that as far back as 4,000 years ago, intentional castration was used to create eunuchs and control sexual function? What if I told you the ancient Romans ingested animal testes to promote fertility and strength?

    It is apparent that ancient societies understood the effect of testicular function on energy, libido, sexual function, and masculinity. It wasn’t until 40 centuries later, in 1929, that testosterone was first isolated, and four years after that in 1935 that the first studies were published on the chemical synthesis of testosterone. This led to the introduction of testosterone injections and pellets for use in male patients for energy, strength, fertility, and erectile function — what we call testosterone deficiency today.

    Great news for the fellas, but probably not for the ladies, right? Not so fast! As

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  3. May 13, 2024

    Taking an Integrative Approach to PCOS Management: A Guide for Healthcare Practitioners

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder that affects women of reproductive age worldwide. As healthcare practitioners, it is essential to adopt a holistic and integrative approach to the management of PCOS to address its multifaceted nature. In this blog, we will explore the principles of integrative medicine and provide practical strategies for treating PCOS from a comprehensive perspective.

    PCOS is not just about reproductive or hormonal issues; it involves a combination of metabolic, hormonal, and psychological factors. Integrative medicine views the body as a whole system, recognizing the interconnectedness of various physiological functions. By treating the underlying imbalances and supporting overall health, we can better manage PCOS and improve patients' quality of life.

    Integrative Treatment Approaches

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  4. May 13, 2024

    Empowering Women to Be Proactive in their Health: A Holistic Approach

    May is Women's Health Month, a time to prioritize and celebrate the health and well-being of women worldwide. Women play a crucial role in every aspect of society, which makes it imperative for them to prioritize their health and wellness. Empowering women to take charge of their health, both physically and emotionally, is key to leading a fulfilling and vibrant life.

    Physical Health

    Taking care of your physical health is essential for overall well-being. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and adequate sleep are fundamental aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Physical health also includes preventive measures such as regular check-ups, screenings, and vaccinations. Empowering women to be proactive about their physical health can lead to early detection and prevention of various health conditions.

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