The inability to lose weight despite reducing your calories and exercising excessively, an increase in your appetite even after just having had a large meal, hair loss, and cold body temperature.
What do all of these findings have in common?
They are frequently seen in the condition of leptin resistance.
And in this article, I'm going to walk you through how to diagnose this condition using simple blood tests and your symptoms.
I'm also going to discuss how your leptin level impacts your ability to lose weight and what type of therapies you may need.
On average women gain around 10-15 pounds during the menopause transition.
But, is there a way to prevent this weight gain?
If it's already happened is there anything you can do to lose the weight?
If you are struggling with weight gain after menopause then this is the article for you.
We are going to explore all of the reasons why many women gain weight at menopause, what you can do about it, and how to prevent this weight gain from occurring.
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Is salivary cortisol testing worth the price tag?
There are many ways to check your cortisol level and the salivary method has gained popularity over the years but is it the best way?
In this post, we are going to discuss why you may want to hold out on getting your salivary cortisol levels checked, a different (better and cheaper) approach to testing your adrenal function and how to proceed with treatment.
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The endocrine system is probably one of the most important systems in your entire body.
Because it produces the hormones that make You You.
Small changes to these hormones can result in big symptoms in your quality of life.
Fatigue, weight gain, mood changes and libido changes are just some of the consequences of hormone imbalance in this system.
This guide will teach you everything you need to know (from the perspective of a patient) about your endocrine system and how to determine if you are suffering from hormone-related issues.
Are you in menopause and suddenly dealing with acne?
Why is it that some women suffer from acne when they hit menopause but not before?
What causes this type of acne?
In this post we will discuss everything you need to know about menopause related acne including what triggers it and how to treat it:
Are you struggling with weight gain at menopause?
If so then you are not alone.
Many women find that they gain an extra 10-15 (or more) during the menopause transition.
If you fit into this category then understanding what foods you should be eating (and avoiding) is an important step in helping you lose those extra pounds.
This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about menopause and your diet including what you should be eating, how often you should be eating, and if you should take HRT or other weight loss therapies that compliment dietary changes.
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Are you suffering from depression, weight gain, hot flashes or menstrual irregularities?
Are you approaching the age of 50?
If so, then these symptoms may be attributed to the decline in important sex hormones which is seen during the menopause transition.
You can easily identify if you are in menopause with some very simple tests.
In this guide, you will learn more about the best tests for menopause, how to identify if you are in this transition period, the symptoms associated with this transition and how to use your lab tests to help you with treatment options.
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Want to know if you should use hormone pellets?
Ever wonder if they actually work or if they are safe?
This guide will teach you everything you need to know about hormone pellets and should be used before you get them done.
It will include basic information, side effects, the differences between other hormone routes and more...
Biest may be the preferred way to treat low estrogen in the setting of menopause.
Learn more about why this combination medication is preferred to other formulations, how it works in your body, how it may be protective against breast cancer, how to dose it and more:
Are you suffering from hot flashes, weight gain, depression or other symptoms of low estrogen?
Have you considered using the medication estradiol to help reduce these symptoms?
If so, this is the article for you.
We are going to discuss the importance of estradiol in the female body, how it interacts with other important sex hormones, the symptoms associated with low estradiol and how to supplement/medicate with this hormone: