Menopause and Perimenopause

Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life, which typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 55. When the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, menstruation ceases and fertility is no longer possible. Menopause is typically confirmed when there is no period for 12 consecutive months. For some women menopause can occur...

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Estrogen

Estrogen is not just a single hormone, but rather a group of related hormones produced in the body. The three most important of this group are EstroneEstradiol and EstriolEstrogen is manufactured primary in the ovaries, but can also be made in fat cells, muscles cell and the skin. Estriol (E3) This is the most abundant of all the estrogens. It makes up approximately 80 percent...

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Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen dominance is a phrase used to describe what can happen when estrogen and progesterone get out of balance. It is a relative excess of estrogen −it doesn’t mean there is too much estrogen, but that there is too much estrogen relative to the level of progesterone. As a woman reaches the age of...

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Hypothyroidism Los Angeles

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Too little hormone slows down chemical reactions in the body. The thyroid gland, which is about the size of a walnut, is located in the lower front of the neck. This gland takes iodine from the food you eat...

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Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are responsible for regulating the body’s response to stress by controlling the hormones released during stress. Stress damages the functioning of the adrenal glands causing a decrease in the output adrenal of hormones, especially cortisol. Adrenal fatigue is any decrease in the ability of the adrenal glands to carry out their normal...

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