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1.Progesterone
Progesterone is one of the two primary female hormones. As the name implies, progesterone prepares ("pro") the uterus for pregnancy (gestation). Progesterone works in tandem with /tnp/pg000269 21506 doc estrogen ; indeed, if estrogen is taken as a medication without being balanced by progesterone (so called unopposed estrogen), there is an increase...
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2.Wild Yam
Various species of wild yam grow throughout North and Central America and Asia. Traditionally, this herb has been used as a treatment for indigestion, coughs, morning sickness, gallbladder pain, menstrual cramps, joint pain, and nerve pain. ref1 1 The main use of wild yam in the United States today, however, is based on a fundamental misconce...
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3.Amenorrhea
The term amenorrhea literally means an absence of menstrual bleeding. In medicine, it is used to indicate one of two conditions: the cessation of menstrual cycle in a woman of menstrual age or the failure to develop a menstrual cycle at all in a young woman who has reached the age of 16 years old. This article only addresses the first of these co...
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4.Osteoporosis
Many factors are known or suspected to accelerate the rate of bone loss. These include smoking, alcohol, low calcium intake, lack of exercise, various medications, and several medical illnesses. Excessive consumption of /tnp/pg000904 doc 21858 vitamin A may also increase risk of osteoporosis, ref1 1,109 and rapid weight loss may increase the risk i...
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5.Menopausal Symptoms (Other Than Osteoporosis)
The hormonal changes of menopause can produce a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from hot flashes and vaginal dryness to anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Many of these symptoms are undoubtedly caused by the natural decrease in estrogen production that occurs at menopause; however, the human body is so complex that other hormonal factors undoubte...
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6.Herbs & Supplements
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7.Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Many women experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms in the week or two before menstruating. These include irritability, anger, headaches, anxiety, depression, fatigue, fluid retention, and breast tenderness. When emotional symptoms related to depression predominate in PMS, the condition is sometimes called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)....
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8.Estrogen
Estrogen is used as a component of birth control pills, as well as for preventing osteoporosis and heart disease in menopausal women. Some estrogen products contain the hormone in different forms. For example, certain products such as Ortho Dienestrol Vaginal Cream contain estrogen as dienestrol. Medications containing a form of est...
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9.Soy
The soybean has been prized for centuries in Asia as a nutritious, high-protein food with a myriad of uses, and today it's popular in the United States not only in Asian food, but also as a cholesterol-free meat and dairy substitute in traditional American foods. Soy burgers, soy yogurt, tofu hot dogs, and tofu cheese can be found in a growing numb...
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10.Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, is the most abundant hormone in the steroid family found in the bloodstream. Your body uses DHEA as the starting material for making the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen. A meaningful body of evidence indicates that DHEA might be helpful for the autoimmune disease lupus...
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