Articles - Women's Health

Women's Sexual Health, The Systematic Approach

Women's sexual health is a complicated issue directly related to hormonal balances, psychological issues, and in some cases, physical concerns. Female sexual dysfunction, or FSD, is a common problem amongst women. The causes of FSD can be the result of something as serious as breast cancer, or something as easily managed as hormonal imbalances. There may also be psychological issues ...

Testosterone for Increased Sex Drive

Testosterone is known as “the male hormone”, but women do produce small amounts throughout their lives -- about one-seventh the amount per day that men make. In women, testosterone is produced half in the ovaries and half in the adrenal glands. After menopause, testosterone production decreases gradually by one third of premenopausal levels (unlike estrogen production which decreases dramatically). In ...

What You Need to Know About Hormones

Women's health issues are vast and intricate. From urinary issues to hormonal imbalances, it can be a perplexing topic. By taking a systematic approach toward women's issues, lifestyles can be improved and good health can be easily maintained throughout every stage of a woman's life. Some of the main health issues that women face are: Menopause Perimenopause Hormonal imbalances Weight ...

General Information and Facts about Progesterone Deficiency

  Progesterone is a natural hormone that women produce during the second two weeks of their menstrual cycles. Progesterone plays a major role in maintaining pregnancy as well as influencing sexual desire. When progesterone levels fall below a certain norm, symptoms can begin to occur, and the symptoms of PMS, for example, can become even stronger. As women age and begin the ...

Perimenopause - Know the Facts

The term perimenopause refers to the stage of women's lives leading up to menopause. This period can last anywhere from 2 to 8 years, depending on the individual. Most women begin perimenopause during their early 40s; however, it can start as early as the mid-thirties. During this hormonal decline, your body will begin irregularly producing estrogen, and the resulting symptoms ...

The Signs of Menopause

Menopause is the natural biological process that women's bodies undergo at the end of their period of fertility. After menstruation has ceased for a period of 12 consecutive months, menopause has officially begun. During this time, your body will undergo a series of natural hormonal changes that, for some women, can produce some menopause symptoms, including: Mood swings Sleep problems ...

Estrogen Replacement Therapy

As women age and begin experiencing perimenopause and menopause, natural hormone levels begin decreasing. Estrogen is one of the main hormones that women depend on to provide hormonal balance. The term estrogen replacement refers to the administration of estrogen to women suffering from estrogen deficiency. Some of the symptoms that women can suffer from due to a lack of this ...

General Information

Estrogen is a natural hormone produced by both men and women; however, very little is known about the role that estrogen plays in men’s health. In women, estrogen, or the estrogenic hormones, is responsible for the development of female sexual characteristics and reproduction. It also controls the growth of the uterine lining during the initial stages of the menstrual cycle. The term ...