It’s a Wrap: This Week in Hormones…

August 12, 2011

There’s been a lot of talk about hormones in the media lately and the bioidentical hormone experts compiled a list of some recent articles that you might find interesting.

August 2011 - More and more men are coming to realize that the changes that they experience as they get older are in fact due to underlying hormonal imbalances. These hormonal imbalances are the result of a condition known as andropause or “male menopause.” This hormonal decline is much different than the drastic loss of hormones that women experience during menopause and most men are unaware that they’re hormones are to blame.

Read more: Adrenal Fatigue: Are We Burning Ourselves Out?

August 2011 - More and more men are coming to realize that the changes that they experience as they get older are in fact due to underlying hormonal imbalances. These hormonal imbalances are the result of a condition known as andropause or “male menopause.” This hormonal decline is much different than the drastic loss of hormones that women experience during menopause and most men are unaware that they’re hormones are to blame.

Read more: Manopause: Can aging men finally blame hormones too?

August 2011 - If you have had low estrogen levels for a long time, you may have an increased risk of stroke even after you bring your estrogen levels back up, explains a new study from the Georgia Health Sciences University. Scientists have long known that proper estrogen levels can prevent strokes. This study, however, reveals that if your estrogen levels drop too low and remain low for too long, you may lose some of your receptors for the hormone in your brain.

Read more: Prolonged estrogen deprivation ‘impacts on stroke protection’

August - 2011 - The medical community has long known that women are more susceptible than men to a variety of allergies and inflammatory conditions, and researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany may have discovered why: hormones. According to the study, which was published in the scientific journal FASEB Journal, testosterone affects the immune response, helping to protect the body from inflammation.

Read the full article: How Testosterone Protects Against Inflammation

For a complete list of recent articles related to health and hormones, check out: Hormone Therapy News

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