How Can Hormone Levels Affect the Heart?

Your hormones are the chemical messengers of your body, and they affect just about every process that goes on inside your body, not just your reproductive system. Weight, sleep, appetite, growth, even body temperature– all of these things are affected by changing levels of hormones in your system. You might’ve known this fact already, and…

What Functions Does Estrogen Play in the Body?

If you’ve taken a high school health class, you probably know the basics of what estrogen is. It’s the female sex hormone, the counterpart to testosterone, the male sex hormone. All human bodies produce some level of estrogen, so men do make estrogen in the same way that women make testosterone, but if you’re biologically…

How Therapy Can Help Treat Menopause

It’s well known that experiencing menopause symptoms can be physically uncomfortable and even painful, but the important mental changes that come with it are less discussed.  For instance, it’s common for people to assume that menopause refers to a sudden stopping point, specifically when a woman has not had a menstrual period for twelve months…