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Hormonal Constipation: Get Moving Again

Constipation is defined by infrequent bowel movements, hard, dry stools, straining and pain with defecation, and can lead to the development of hemorrhoids. There are many different causes of constipation, including intestinal dysbiosis, lack of dietary fiber, dehydration, food sensitivities and medication use such as opioids and antihistamines. Constipation could also occur due to structural issues of the intestines, or due to hormonal responses. The occurrence of hormonal constipation is more common in females. Women tend to have changes in stool consistency throughout the menstrual cycle as hormone levels fluctuate. It’s not uncommon for women to experience firmer stools and

Endometriosis: Inside Out

Endometriosis is a painful disorder characterized by the presence of endometrial (uterine) tissue in locations outside the uterus. This can include on or around the ovaries, on other structures within the pelvic cavity, and even in other locations around the body. Endometriomas, also described as hemorrhagic cysts, can be intrusive and adhesive to surrounding structures; and because they are made of endometrial tissue, they respond to cycling ovarian hormones.  There are many different stages and severities of endometriosis depending on infiltration of tissue, adhesion to surrounding organs and structures, the number of lesions and the symptoms experienced.  As a result,

Balancing Hormones for Fertility

Hormones are chemical signals that are always being produced, secreted, traveling, and, if their respective receptors are available, attaching to those receptors to cause an effect. To the average female, heavy menstrual bleeding or a lack of menstruation, acne, migraines and weight gain, or significant mood disturbances could all indicate a hormonal imbalance. In men, abnormal hormone levels can cause low libido, sexual dysfunction, depression, and gynecomastia (breast tissue growth in genetic males). There are so many factors that affect hormones. Although some hormone imbalances may seem benign, they could indicate a larger issue. For example, abnormally high estrogen levels

Votre hérédité n’est pas votre destinée: Notion d’épigénétique

Notre destin est-il inscrit dans nos gènes? Cette question commune est une préoccupation majeure pour la plupart, en particulier pour ceux qui envisagent des tests génétiques, se demandant si l’on veut vraiment le savoir ou non, de peur de découvrir que notre sort est scellé (rien ne peut être fait). Eh bien, la réponse est simple: NON; vos gènes ne transportent pas votre destin. Bien que cela dépende de divers facteurs à l’instar de l’impact du gène, cet article a pour principal objectif d’examiner comment l’épigénétique et l’adoption de certains styles de vie peuvent influencer positivement la santé, et que

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