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So doctor, are hormones safe? - Seven Oaks Women's Center. If you were to ask women if taking hormones, specifically hormone replacement therapy, is safe, most would say, “well, I think they can cause cancer.
So maybe not” or something like that. And, unfortunately, many health care providers might support that position. So, let’s talk. First, let’s talk about what hormones are. These are important compounds produced by special glands, called endocrine glands, which are secreted into the blood and go off to specific tissues of other organs to illicit specific responses. Thus, hormones perform essential functions without which the body would not function well and we would be chronically ill or perhaps not even be able to live.
But this blog is about hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. The Sex Hormones The sex hormones are estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. April Showers Bring May Flowers - and a sign of hope! - Seven Oaks Women's Center. While we haven’t specifically spoken about the global pandemic happening around us on our blog, like other Americans, it has been heavy on our hearts and minds.
As health professionals, this novel coronavirus has proven to be a formidable foe to the medical industry, as well as to our patients, friends, and families. We are striving to be at the forefront of the information that is continuously evolving, and more is known day by day. We have some tips for you to stay safe as all of us continue to stumble through this uncertain time. As the country is slowly re-opening, we feel it is important to continue some of the practices recommended to reduce the risk of infection.
This includes: -washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds -cleaning hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water is not available (rub until hands feel dry) -avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth – especially when out in public. Osteoporosis: What do you know? - Seven Oaks Women's Center. Osteoporosis, according to the World Health Organization (WHO, 1994), is a bone mineral density (BMD) 2.5 SD (standard deviation) or more below the adult peak mean.
This debilitating musculoskeletal disease is characterized by loss of bone mass, low bone mineral density, reduced bone strength, and increased bone fragility. Currently there are about 8.5 million women in the United States living with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, due to the absence of symptoms until a fragility fracture occurs can be considered a silent threat to a woman’s health. Cause Estrogen deficiency, and the subsequent effect on bone deterioration that occurs with natural menopause (cessation of menses for one year) or surgically induced menopause, (cessation of menses due to removal of ovaries) has been cited as the cause and primary risk factor for osteoporosis.
Impact. Mammograms: Why You Need Them and When to Start - Seven Oaks Women's Center. Breast cancer remains a very real threat for women across the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that breast cancer is the number one cancer in women, despite ethnicity; the number one cause of death by cancer for Hispanic women; and the second-highest cause of death by cancer in women of different ethnicities. Mammograms are a tool to detect breast cancer. Because of these harsh statistics, a detailed screening protocol is in place that most doctors recommend for women starting at age 40, although various organizations have different recommendations and findings. Once a woman turns 40 years old, annual screenings help to catch breast cancer and give time for treatment. The American Cancer Society recommends optional screenings starting at age 40 to 44, then annual screenings from age 45 to 54. What is a Mammogram? A mammogram is a specific type of X-ray to examine the breast tissue.
Higher Risk. Postpartum Depression Isn't Just the "Baby Blues" - Seven Oaks Women's Center. Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can effect women after childbirth.
Mothers with postpartum depression experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that may make it difficult for them to complete daily care activities for themselves or for others. What causes postpartum depression? Postpartum depression does not have a single cause, but likely results from a combination of physical and emotional factors After childbirth, the levels of hormones (estrogen and progesterone) in a woman’s body quickly drop. This leads to chemical changes in her brain that may trigger mood swings.
What are the symptoms of postpartum depression? How is postpartum depression different than the “baby blues”? Women's History Month: Celebrating the Triumphs of Women Throughout History - Seven Oaks Women's Center. Seven Oaks Women's Center San Antonio TX. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy - Seven Oaks Women's Center. BioTE: What is It, and Is It Right for Me?
BioTE is a unique system of hormone therapy. This system was created to provide you the optimal bioidentical hormone therapy in a dose specifically calculated for your needs. The hormones are provided by slow-release pellets placed into the fat of the buttocks approximately every 12 weeks. As a part of this therapy we look at your estrogen and testosterone levels, vitamin B12 and vitamin D levels and thyroid and FSH: the menopause hormone. Women's Health Education - Seven Oaks Women's Center.
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