Are You at Risk for Cervical Cancer?

Are You at Risk for Cervical Cancer?

Are You at Risk for Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects women, with approximately 12,200 women being diagnosed in 2010. However, the rate of fatality from cervical cancer has dropped dramatically, thanks to regular exams and pap smears. Understanding what puts you at risk and the signs of cervical cancer, in addition to regular pap smears, is the best way to prevent it from progressing. Here are some things to understand about this type of cancer. What is Cervical Cancer? All cancers are the same…

What Causes Hormone Imbalances in Women?

What Causes Hormone Imbalances in Women?

What Causes Hormone Imbalances in Women? Hormonal imbalances are a fact of life for women. Sex drive, moods, energy levels and ability to think clearly are all affected by the inevitable cycles of hormone imbalances. Many of these occur as a result of the reproductive cycle, an incredible process that requires huge physiological changes, month in and month out. These profound changes require powerful hormones to implement them, which is why their side effects are experienced body-wide. Hormonal fluctuations and deficiencies can also result from conditions not primarily related to…

What Are The Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance?

What Are The Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance?

What Are The Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance? Hormonal imbalance can cause disruptive and disturbing effects to your lifestyle and feelings of well-being. Each annoying symptom of a hormone imbalance can have an impact on your quality of life, cumulatively, they can be life-changing, and usually not in a good way. When a woman’s hormonal ratios change, moods and physical changes can change rapidly, without warning and also affect longer-term health and wellbeing. Think weight gain, mood swings, depression, night sweats, hot flashes, PMS, extreme fatigue and lack of sleep…

The Female Monthly Hormone Cycle – What Happens?

The Female Monthly Hormone Cycle - What Happens?

The Female Monthly Hormone Cycle – What Happens? A woman experiences her monthly hormone cycle to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. The uterus grows a new lining and if no pregnancy (fertilized egg) occurs that month, it sheds the old lining and begins a new one. This process is called menstrual bleeding and occurs once per month. Most women experience monthly cycles from the teen years until approximately age 50 when menopause begins. Menopause means the cessation of the menstrual cycle, however, it does not normally switch off suddenly. During…

The Female Hormone Estrogen

The Female Hormone Estrogen

The Female Hormone Estrogen Considered the most important of the female hormones, estrogen regulates and helps develop the reproductive system and sexual characteristics. Estrogen is mainly produced in the ovary glands which are included in a woman’s endocrine system, but are also created (in lesser amounts) in the adrenal glands and some fat cells. Estrogen and the Reproductive System When a woman enters the puberty stage of life, estrogen plays a significant role in developing such sexual features as wide hips, pubic and armpit hair and fuller breasts. Regulation of…

How the Estrogen Hormone Affects Your Thyroid

How the Estrogen Hormone Affects Your Thyroid

How the Estrogen Hormone Affects Your Thyroid The physical and emotional health of a woman is very dependent on the correct ratio of hormones in her body, and therefore the production and release of those hormones to maintain those ratios. No hormonal action occurs in isolation or has only singular effects. Each has multiple effects and also either triggers or is triggered by other hormones, usually both. Any excess, deficiency or imbalance will have a flow on effect. Within the body is a constant dance of hormonal activity, with some…