Natural anti-androgen supplements reduce testosterone or block its effects. In women, androgen blockers can improve the symptom of unwanted facial hair (hirsutism), usually associated with PCOS.Continue Reading
In your 40s, you may find you don’t cope with stress as well as you used to. You’re not imagining things, and you’re definitely not alone. Women are three times more likely to suffer anxiety, depression, and insomnia during the five years leading up to menopause.
These years are called perimenopause and it’s a vulnerable time. Not just because you’re busier than ever with career and family, but also because you’ve suddenly lost the progesterone that used to calm and stabilize your stress response system (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal or HPA axis).Continue Reading
Do you suffer bad period pain? You shouldn’t have to.
Period pain is common, so we tend to think it just goes with the territory of having periods. But most normal period pain will disappear with the right diet and supplements.
Put it this way: If it doesn’t disappear, then it’s not normal period pain. It’s strong period pain and might be a sign of an underlying medical condition like endometriosis.Continue Reading
If you suffer hair loss, facial hair (hirsutism), or acne, then you know all about androgen excess. Androgen means “male-hormone,” and your doctor may have gone so far as to test you for testosterone and other androgens. Or she may not have bothered to test, but simply made a diagnose from symptoms. Either way, she probably prescribed an androgen-suppressing drug such as spironolactone.
But let’s think this through. Why do you have androgen excess? What else can you do about it?Continue Reading