Health Tips

  1. October 12, 2021

    Good News for Breast Cancer Survivors in Menopause

    After breast cancer survivors have made it through the wilderness, many experience a renewed sense of faith and acknowledge that their lives have forever been changed. For example, some women may have long-term or even lifelong side effects from their cancer treatments. Others may rely on a new medication regimen like tamoxifen or other hormonal therapies. Also, there may be medications for other conditions that are no longer an option to take because of the breast cancer diagnosis. When a breast cancer survivor experiences menopause, these changes may require help to navigate.

     

    Did you know about 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are ages 45 or older?

    About 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are ages 45 or older. Because

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  2. October 05, 2021

    Helping Patients Find the Right Balance

    Sponsored Content by Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding

     

    Jennifer, a family care doctor in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, struggled with menopause discomfort for 15 years. She slept poorly, felt lethargic, complained of brain fog and low libido and, said bluntly, “My mood wasn’t that great.”

    Nothing — from traditional hormone replacement tablets to hormone therapy injections — seemed to alleviate the symptoms. Finally, under the guidance of her personal physician, she found relief, thanks to a local compounding pharmacy able to produce a customized hormone dosage form to meet her needs.

    “This therapy has so improved the quality of my daily life and work, I cannot imagine life without it,” said Jennifer, now 59.

    Physicians began prescribing hormone replacement therapy in the 1960s. The therapies have changed and evolved over the last 60+ years, but the 

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  3. September 22, 2021

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, but it is not actually exclusively defined by ovarian cysts. PCOS is the most frequent endocrine condition in premenopausal women is (PCOS). The global prevalence of this illness ranges from 6% to 20% depending on the diagnostic criteria used, with a higher prevalence among overweight or obese women and among ethnic groups.

    PCOS is a complicated endocrine condition characterized by clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism, ovarian dysfunction (menstrual irregularities), and polycystic ovarian morphology, among other issues. There is currently a plethora of PCOS diagnosis criteria that include various combinations of its clinical features. The Rotterdam criteria, which is mostly employed for clinical diagnosis, require at least two of the three clinical characteristics listed above.

    PCOS is regarded as a major cause of anovulatory infertility and is therefore clinically linked to subfertility or infertility. However, the pathology's

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  4. September 07, 2021

    Stress: Determining the Signs and Tips for Addressing It

    Connect With Yourself for a Stress-Free Life

    The American Psychological Association states that we experience three different kinds of stress: acute stress, episodic acute stress, and chronic stress.

    The most common form of stress is acute stress. You may experience acute stress when getting into a fight, giving a talk, getting into a car accident, etc. Episodic acute stress happens when you experience acute stress frequently. Individuals experiencing episodic acute stress are often anxious or irritable. If you don’t manage acute stress, and it continues for an extended period of time, it becomes chronic stress. When you are in a bad relationship, have ongoing financial problems, or are stuck in a stressful job you may experience chronic stress.

    Signs of Stress

    I have talked to thousands of men and women over the past three decades, discussing hormones, adrenal fatigue, and sexual dysfunction. It never ceases to amaze me how stress affects us on

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