Hormone imbalance

PCOS syndrome diet

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic disorder that affects up to 7% of all women. It is actually the number one cause of infertility and if left untreated, is known to increase the risk of endometrial cancer. Women with PCOS are also at a far greater risk of heart disease and diabetes. Due to […]

Cushing’s disease

There are a pleathora of diseases, disorders, syndromes and medical conditions out there, and sometimes it can be hard to remember which is which, much less remember the signs and symptoms and what to watch out for if you or a loved one begin to display unusual medical symptoms. Luckily though, advances in medical science […]

Low estrogen symptoms

Estrogen is a female hormone that is produced by a woman’s ovaries. This hormone plays a vital role in a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle. As a woman ages her estrogen levels begin to decline when she nears menopause. During the perimenopause stage, or just before menopause, a woman’s estrogen levels can fluctuate wildly. Since estrogen […]

Leptin resistance treatment

Viscarel or belly fat is a problem for 2 out of every three people in the United States. Recent research has shown that the leading cause of belly fat is leptin resistance. This was a break through discover by Professor Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., at The Rockefeller University, in 1994. Leptin is a hormone […]

Natural PCOS treatment

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a type of endocrine disorder in females. It affects approximately 5 to 10 percent of women between the ages of 12 and 45 years. The main symptoms of PCOS are irregular menstruation, obesity, excess amounts of androgenic (masculine) hormones and acne. Insulin resistance and diabetes are also associated with PCOS. […]

High cortisol symptoms

Cortisol is a type of hormone of the human body. It is produced in a part of the adrenal gland known as the adrenal cortex. Cortisol, commonly known as the “stress hormone,” is responsible for regulation of blood sugar, production of energy, proper functioning of the immune system, inflammation and healing. As any other hormone, […]

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the more common hormonal disorders that affect women who are capable of reproduction. The syndrome involves the ovaries becoming enlarged and the formation of a number of small cysts all around their outer edges. This can lead to a number of different issues, including irregular menstrual periods, and it […]

Cortisol deficiency symptoms

The adrenal glands produce a number of different hormones that are vital to survival. These two small glands are located above each kidney and are made up of two sections, an outer ring called the cortex and an inner section called the medulla. Each produces specific hormones. The cortex is responsible for producing cortisol. When […]

High estrogen levels symptoms

Estrogen and progesterone are primary female hormones. These hormones are female sex hormones that are present in every woman. They both play an essential role in ovulation, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause and all other natural and healthy female functions. These are various phases in a woman’s life which can all be affected by […]

Adrenal insufficiency

This is an issue which occurs with the adrenal glands (found just on top of the kidneys) are not capable of producing enough steroid hormones. Usually the main issue is that the adrenal glands are not producing enough cortisol but there may also be issues with the management of sodium and potassium, as well as […]


A disorder of the thyroid gland that causes it to excrete excessive amounts of the thyroid hormone is called hyperthyroidism. The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland that is located in the front of the neck just above the collar bone. The thyroid gland secretes hormones that affect your heart muscles, bones and metabolism. […]

Low progesterone symptoms

Progesterone is a type of hormone that is produced in both the male and female body, but it is much more important to women. This is because the hormone is related to conception and fertility. In fact, Progesterone is actually produced by the ovaries during ovulation, although the adrenal gland also produces a small amount […]

Hot flashes treatment

For women, hot flashes can come on for many reasons. Most often hot flashes are associated with menopause, although there are other reasons for one to suffer from hot flashes. Regardless of the reason, dealing with persistent hot flashes can become a challenge. Often women start hormonal therapy in order to reduce menopausal symptoms including […]

Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is the most common treatment for women going through menopause. When menopause occurs, the ovaries lower a woman’s production of estrogen and progesterone which causes a wide variety of symptoms. Menopause causes the menstrual cycle to end and can also cause hot flashes, urinary and vaginal problems and mood swings. Once the […]