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COVID-19 gender gap: Study shows men are more than twice as likely to die
"Research into Coben, 19 shows that men are more likely to suffer worse outcomes than women. Experts are finding that man or as much as 2.4 times Mohr likely to die from Corona virus than women. So some doctors now are looking into giving men female hormones and whether that could help. Dr Sarah Ganda Hari is studying whether the Koven 19 gender gap could be linked to the hormones that make men and women different estrogen, testosterone and progesterone, which supports pregnancy. The hope is that progesterone will Get will get to the disease when it's at a level that there's not overwhelming amount of inflammation. 40 men with covert 19 and Dr Gondo Hari study will receive a five day course of progesterone to see if it raises their odds of surviving on par with women. That is CBS's Dr Tara. No,
Hormones in Lockdown
"Delight to have talked to Elaine the back on the side now elaine hard. nicey cranky. Is Nice to have you hit, so you all just you into context? Even though I'm sure many listeners will remember you fondly from a previous episode, you are a doctor, a functional medicine and a bio identical Komen specialists as an ex NHL doctor. You are joining me because we all currently at the time of according. To and a bit months into lock down here in the UK. That's why it is yeah. It's the day the MO- moving into an online. Yeah number that may expected unguessed. And I noticed a few weeks ago. Amongst many friends, a feeling of Real Block and lots of people feeling out of sorts I'm sorry that there isn't a word to describe it. I'm just going to get that freshen hopefully. Appropriate definitely feeling out of sorts, and and you would imagine it would be to be expected, but then I started to wonder about hormones. Which is why I called you. I wondered whether. The sudden change in lifestyle of having to go into lockdown. Could actually be impacting our hormones and therefore affecting our mood affecting how we feel. and. Could it be? It certainly cake. Yeah, I! MEAN WE'RE! We're in a really stressful period. That sort of. Mass external stress that's going on as well as sort of. The stresses that are. End. The toke before by whatever's going on in the word is A. Big External stress is going on and on the other people are having a big change in their lifestyle or whom? The two types of people that I'm seeing the people who are at home on the road. Who are really honestly I'm in itself. Massive strikes the lack of content than the help. They the other people here. Or tied up at home with families. They probably aren't spending so much time with which is creating a lot of stress from. The underlying people constantly an index change of energy, and not really having an escape or usual and business, work and jam. Whatever it is that we can do to hit those stress or just set up time to enjoy ourselves so. So there's. Not Pressure really say we're being fed of external stress from the news from the media. Always, there's a lot of uncertainty to one on. We don't know what hotline. Has a massive impact on your hormones to the bodies produce no-load Cortisol whether we realize it or not, you know among people who, in feeding at what you wealthy and. Will be on Cortisol. Dot Hostage. And took a cop or the female hormone so the what he produces auditoriums from 'em classroom. They will join T. pathways to the cortisol properly separate from the hormone pathway I on if you're under distress was expanded my patient loss. Boy Has the fighter flight moved. And if you're in the fighter, flight, major bodies and a half to compensate for your digestive system, your or your sex hormones, your thyroid oil going to be affected, so you're only husky sort of. Going to. Just take to use up the resource. So Producing Cortisol and why not? Tomlin your female hormones are being affected your progesterone drops, which something quoted gesturing statement, so it can affect your hormones balanced. And Cortisol also depresses your thyroid function cook to accommodate about more sluggish and weights. And at affects your insulin. Your function of your pine clear A to ship sugar metabolisms with more craving sugar, which again put the hormones out of balance, so there's things going on internally. That are affecting. The waiver faded and. The and The humble West alleviate the stress away nearly doing things, exercise and her friends. and. The usual to an mechanisms that we have and People are quoting the leap and endless fear. Thing I think people are beginning to come out of it. Am well happen. Is Your team will especially for somebody like and people? We talked last minute podcast. Peak were already sort of. Semi hormone imbalance menopause. Apparently, menopause is going to knock might add further. People who are sort of not vh on appropriate so symptoms people who are stressed into Miss Periods Anyanwu three periods where. They're hormone balance at the MS. gets worse things like that, so it has go amount for strengths as massive quotas on those must have been system.
Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage by Harnessing the Power of Your Infradian Rhythm with Alisa Vitti
"I'M GONNA jump right in to hormonal advantage. You know a few weeks ago my girlfriend I were having a conversation and it was before she was about to get her period and she was basically in a state where I won't get into all the words but you can curse on this podcast. And so she was like the gist of it was like this does not feel like an advantage right now. This feels like a big weight and a lot of women have thought that before. Why us we go through all the stuff then the top of that the gender pay gap and this thing and that thing and it just feels like. There's a lot of huge burden. That's there on women but in your subtitle you say hormonal advantage. Tell us what's more. I just love that. You bring right to the beginning of this conversation. The cultural narrative and mythology that we're dealing with right. We have inherited a cultural narrative that says that our periods are hormones are a curse that they're problematic that their mysterious that they're unpredictable that they're problematic and that there's nothing to be done and that you're going to enter the mythology is going to be painful and they're going to have symptoms and there's just nothing you can do. Just bide your time until menopause right. That's that's pretty much you know in the nutshell so to speak the narrative that we have the problem with this is a. It's not based on real science. Be It it. Perpetuates a huge behavioral problem for women which has them basically when you believe that something is supposed to be broken when you see it as broken you then do what you take no action right so puts them in in this situation where they don't think that there's anything to do and then they do nothing which then keeps them having symptoms. It's a vicious cycle. So you know it feeds then. It goes right back and feeds this cultural narrative this mythology. That says it's going to be a burden. It's going to be a big problem and women just feel stock and they feel unhappy and the truth of it is. It's completely false. It doesn't to be this way And and I figured out a way for women to liberate themselves from the mythology from the cultural narrative and also from the actual real symptoms to which you're so excited to share about. I can't wait to get into it. Let's talk origin story. Yeah what got you interested in this topic. And what education were you brought up with? And when did things shift for you? Okay so I mean for me I definitely have had my own run in with a hormonal issue That opened my eyes to the limitations of conventional medicine for chronic. Gyn issue so there. I was you know At Johns Hopkins planning to become an Obgyn and had sort of the apex of symptoms. With what I now at what? I now know to be the polycystic Ovarian Syndrome that no one knew that I had so you know at that time for at least seven years. I went undiagnosed I grew up in Massachusetts. I had access to Harvard trained gynecologists than of course at Hopkins. I had access to Hopkins trained gynecology. I had the best of the best and I went undiagnosed for seven years when I finally was able to get a diagnosis. It was through helping my gynecologist by bringing her a report from a medical journal that I had pulled out of the library at school to that had identified all the symptoms that I was having and I said I have this Kendra is what could you share. What the symptoms were. All I had I was. I was fifty pounds heavier than I am. Now I saw had obesity. I was covered face chest and back and cystic acne. I did not meant straight from the age of twelve to twenty two. I had maybe five bleeds two of which were chemically induced with synthetic progesterone. Which if anybody has done that knows that it is delicious experience and so you know it was and I was anxious depressed. Insomnia cle was a mess. Couldn't really function in my day to day. Life with any sort of regularity predictability. I would never know today going to be a day when I had energy was. I going to be in a good mood It was kind of a really negative scary isolating experience And then all the physical symptoms certainly didn't make anyone feel good about themselves. So you know in one of my insomnia coll- nights at the library. I like any young woman in her. Twenty s we do on a Friday night or Saturday night I was like researching medical journals in obstetrics turtles to figure out what was wrong with me because no one had any answers. Everyone was just saying. I'll just go on the pill and that'll solve these problems and I said but you don't even know what the problem is. They said that's true but we should try this anyway and I just didn't feel like that was good medicine for me to to without a known cause take medication for no accurate reason. I believe in more precision kind of based medicine so I found this journal this obstetrics journal and there was a little tiny article about The Stein Leventhal disorder that described my symptoms to a t and all the bells rang inside of my head and I said Oh my gosh this is what I have so i. I waited in the parking lot of my gynecologist office the next morning. She was literally like walking in with her coffee. And just like what are you doing here and I said well you know what I'm doing here is that I would like us to do to specific tests that we have not yet done that. I think will lead us to the conclusion that I have this disorder and she was intrigued enough and gracious enough without having an appointment to do these tests and was able to confirm my diagnosis that. In fact I did have polycystic ovaries and politico very syndrome. And when I I? I was so excited drew like Oh my goodness after years of confusion and dead ends and no answers to have something on a name for it. It was very validating since identity that I'm just crazy right. I'm not something actually going into something going on and I said excellent and I said so now what you know which is sort of like the new Englander in me like now. What do we do? Let's take action and she said well. Unfortunately there isn't really much that we can do for you. This is incurable. And you know we can. You're going to continue to have problems. The obesity that you have today is going to get worse. It might turn into diabetes You will have problems with fertility you may not be able to have children You will have an increased risk of heart disease and cancer. And I'm twenty at this time getting this prognosis after the diagnosis and asking for what support. My Medical Support Team was going offer me and she said we really just don't have anything we can. Just medicate your symptoms along the way and hope for the best but there's nothing that we can do and it was in that moment which I you know. You don't plan for these things. I wasn't like looking to react to particular way I was. It was all happening real time. But in that moment this very specific loud voice or see you know. I don't know how exactly to describe. It was just like that's not your future. An internal wisdom. Good way to describe it and I just repeated that to her. I said that's not my future. So he goes. I was terrified was very terrifying moment to just have to be facing this and so I just repeated what this voice was saying she said well what are you gonNA do. I said I'm going to go take my very expensively trained mind and figure this out and she said well. I'll be here when you want the prescription for the pill and first of all you chase me down on the Paparazzi me. And then tell me. I'M NOT GONNA listen. It was great you were forging your own journey so what happened from there. So that's I proceeded to really get deeply more into the research around functional nutrition epigenetics chronobiology Chinese medicine and really started piecing together what the endocrine system needs to be brought back online. Because fundamentally what I discovered in my research was that most of these conditions these castaway. Gyn conditions like fibroids like Dimitrius like P. C. O. S. Where there's nothing really that we have from conventional medicine to help women like us. That's why I called him castaway because we're kind of like left to figure it out. Is that this. They're fundamentally caused by systematic disruption. And if you simply start to support the endocrine system the body resolves the symptoms and it just works so efficiently and safely across the board for these different conditions. And that's that's really the origin story of my transformation. It was amazing to watch my body. Just recover fifty pounds coming off without deprivation without intense workout my skin clearing up and my ovulation and my cycle coming back. It came back at twenty two and has not left yet.
Puberty Starts a Year Earlier for Girls Now Than in the 1970s
"Puberty starts earlier than you. I think so. Start talking about it. Now that's right. Puberty can kick in as early as eight or nine years old especially for girls and you know this is a huge transformation formation physically emotionally and mentally for one thing. Dr Brunner says the architecture of our frontal lobes which is the part of the brain that regulates our emotions. It's undergoing undergoing really big changes. Our brains are being flooded with estrogen testosterone and progesterone. Doctor says at this age will see kids decision making ability ability going a little haywire. They're all these things that are happening on the part of their brain. That's supposed to say stop. Doing that. Isn't really working. This is one of the reasons that teens take. Risks Folks that they make some mistakes and other times. They'll just be really moody in Extra Vulnerable One. MOM named Electra McGrath. Had let's see. She lives in Las Vegas and she. She told us how she started picking up on these telltale signs of puberty along with her daughter Lily. Just little things I had noticed like telling Lily. Hey Hey did you brush your teeth today. We're getting ready for school morning. And her bursting into tears. Just because all the hormones coursing through her body. It's a sensitive the topic. Okay essentially getting going to my husband in saying it is really important that were kind to her and that we don't forget how confusing and frustrating. It feels to not be able to manage your emotions in the way that you want to. The point is is to help our kids through this tough time. We need to be proactive. Talk about hormones about Breast Development Tampons Birth Control Wet Dreams Sexual Sexual Orientation Gender Expression orgasms. Masturbation don't wait to bring it up and we know that this is going to be uncomfortable or awkward for some of you so we recommend doing it when you're not necessarily eye to eye maybe it's in the car ignition bike ride or just going for a walk down the block.
What is Postpartum Depression? Recognizing the Signs and Getting Help
"There was this myth. That women couldn't possibly be depressed during pregnancy. There's such a happy time. That's Dr Jennifer Pain. She's a psychiatrist and directs. The women's Mood Disorder Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the reality. -ality is a lot of women struggle with depression and anxiety during pregnancy as well as during the postpartum time period about one in seven women experienced this and and yet we don't talk about it much for thirty six year old Meghan rettig. It kicked shortly after. She gave birth to a son lost me. I would force myself to see people people and smile and say you know everything's great and then the second I had a chance where I wasn't holding him I could go to my room and cry and I probably couldn't count how many hours a day I cried. Sorry harder to this is harder to do than then you I think it is this is. NPR Life Kit. We're talking about anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum I cover mental health for NPR and over the past year. I've been doing a lot of reporting on this topic in this episode will tell you how to identify symptoms fine in treatment and give you useful tips on how to manage your mood and wellbeing during this time and this isn't just pregnant women new moms it's for spouses. Parents parents siblings close friends as well. Because chances are you will be the first person to realize that your spouse or daughter or friend is struggling in. You can help refined treatment. We heard from over three hundred women who wrote who to us about their experience with anxiety. Depression during pregnancy and postpartum. Many of them said it took them a while to realize there were depressed and most of them felt ashamed and blamed themselves for it. He is making riddick. I felt guilty about how I felt so I absolutely tried to hide it from everybody and I would put on the best appearance I could. That's why most women don't see count says Dr Jennifer Pain. It is hard to become a new mother but then if a woman's depressed on top of that she's going to have negative feelings about herself as part of the depression and it becomes an even bigger thing but she stresses that depression isn't the mother's fault or failing it's a complication of pregnancy and childbirth house. pardom depression is actually the most common complication of childbirth. I that's our first takeaway. Depression and anxiety can be complications of pregnancy and childbirth just like just diabetes and hypertension. Their mental illnesses just like anxiety and depression at any other point of time as for what causes it. Jennifer pain says researches stone fully. I understand it but most mental illnesses she says are caused by a combination of biological factors and life circumstances in this case she says hormones hormones likely play a big role so we think in the postpartum time period that what happens is estrogen and progesterone levels which have been increasing throughout pregnancy precipitously drop And so there's basically a massive hormonal withdrawal from the brain and if someone had had anxiety or depression before they became pregnant their degree to risk. Now what makes women more vulnerable at the stage. Is that major life transitions. Sion's are big triggers for mental illnesses like pregnancy. And having a child it's a wonderful life change for many people but that doesn't mean it's not stressful You have to think about finances you have to think about caring for an infant. All of these factors come together to create a perfect perfect storm. And the reason it's really important to address this as pain is that if left untreated. It has long-term consequences on the baby's health and development so fabius whose moms were severely depressed postpartum time period have lower. IQ's slower language development. It's and more behavioral problems. Probably because they're not getting that normal interaction That mom's generally give their infants in the postpartum time period. Red And there are health risks for the mom to some women and the feeling suicidal in some even die by suicide in the first year postpartum others like Meghan rettig. Nick who wrote to US set these seriously thought about leaving their baby and spouse. I thought that I wasn't good enough for them. And that if I were just to leave leave that my husband could find a better wife and my son could find a better mother that he'd be able to find somebody to replace me. Who would be more adequate pain? Says it is important important to get the mother into treatment as soon as possible. Because I we save mom's not happy. No one's happy now. We're telling you this not not to scare you. The good news here is that this is treatable and with the right treatment women recover and do well but in order to get treatment. You I need to know if you're depressed that's our takeaway number to know what symptoms to look for and we're going to break them down for you. What I tend and to look for are women? Who are you know? Barely getting themselves together and taking care of the baby doctor. Paint says is if you're struggling to do daily activities every day for two weeks or more that's an indication you need help. Many women who wrote to us about their experience appearance with postpartum depression set the felt detached from their baby. Including Riddick I was afraid that I would never love him I. I thought that this is the bond between mother and child is the love that is so You know infallible. And I was afraid raid that I would never feel that because I didn't feel it in the beginning and there's a whole range of symptoms. Here's Dr Paint again. Many women when they're depressed have have low mood. Can't get out of bed. Have trouble concentrating trouble eating properly don't sleep well etc.. Anger can also be a symptom. Many women will get angry. That the baby's waking them up again or will not settle down and that can be really overwhelming feeling and then of course. It's a vicious vicious cycle because then the woman feels guilty. Thinks she's a bad mother and it just goes and goes in circles. She says many women also become really anxious anxious anxiety. Disorders are very common and pregnancy as well and those can look like generalized anxiety or having panic attacks or the anxieties eighties disguised as parenting worries. Only for some women worries play on repeat in their head like they did for Angelina Spicer. One of the MOMS who wrote to US Spicer Spicer is a comedian. And she's on a mission to normalize postpartum depression after what she went through the thoughts for me were like is she gonNa stop breathing. Everything is the dog gonNA come in and eat us up you know. It was just really random but vivid and recurring. You and the intrusive thoughts would haunt me at night mostly during like the three am feed or the five am feed. When I was alone alone in a dark room with just my daughter and I now if your spouse or a friend of family member and you're not with the pregnant woman or new mom for extended periods of time you may not see all these symptoms? So how do you tell if moments depressed. When people are depressed? They look very different. There is different. They look at and detached if they smile. It doesn't go up to there is Many people will become slower in their thinking and they're speaking process. So if you or someone you love has any of these symptoms. It's important to find signed help that's our takeaway number three ask for help. Pizza's the best place to start is with the doctor. Women see two main doctors. In the postpartum time period. One is their OBI and the others. The pediatrician and pediatricians are actually starting to screen as well because they recognize nuys. That mom being healthy is an important part of the child being healthy. You mean screen the mother for depression. Yes but many people are not used to talking to a doctor about their mental health. So how do you start that conversation. I think talking straight great is probably the number one tip. I have you know I'm feeling depressed. I can't sleep when the baby is sleeping. I'm not getting enough to eat and I've lost more weight than I expected. But just being very concrete and In clear what the doctor that there is a problem. You doctor can prescribe you. An antidepressant which has is being shown to be safe and effective during pregnancy. And when you breastfeeding and research shows the talk therapy is also very helpful. Your doctor can refer you to to a therapist or counselor remember. Treatment will look different for
How I Got My Period Back
"Hey Lauren welcome to the podcast. High now I mean thank you so much for having me well. Thanks so much for doing this. I know there are a lot of women out there with missing oracular periods. That could really really do with some reliable up to date information actually works. Let's get straight into this low and I know that your appeared was missing for Awhile and that you've got it back and we can talk about the process of that but can you set the scene for tell us how long your period was submissive for an an how long it took to get it back. Okay sure so my period it stopped. It had been regular but it stopped when I moved away to college. I think it was just a lot of things but there was moving away to college was just awesome additional stress. That just sort of tipped my body over the edge and yet I stopped getting a period and I did not naturally literally get a regular period for six years after that and yeah it was I guess I lost my period in two thousand nine. And it wasn't until two thousand and fifteen that it came back regularly and normally so just to recap being so you'll periods you move to college on Joe Period literally stopped to the Yup. Yeah I remember. I moved away to college and then the week that I was there. I had some spotting which was odd because I wasn't supposed to get a period and I had never had spotting the four and then that happened spend and I just never got my period that month and I had a boyfriend at the time and I remember thinking. Oh my God could i. It'd be pregnant or something like that and so I went through all that and like took tests and stuff and it came out was negative but yeah it just it stopped. Yeah it was just like okay. I don't know why that's happening. Because like I said before that I had had normal regular periods and and you know never had any issues and so yeah I didn't really know what to think about it and I. I wasn't really very well educated about why that could happen so yeah I didn't I didn't really do much about it. I and I wasn't really worried or anything. So yeah so it just stopped and I was like okay well. I don't know where it went but maybe it will come back. We'll see I guess. I was nineteen nineteen I had just turning nineteen my birthday since September when school always starts in in the US I was like eighteen turning nineteen. I there's a lot going on you've moved to college and period going doesn't seem that big a deal at that time. Did it was like. Oh maybe we'll come back cocoon we'll just get on with my life and yeah exactly it was like you said like. Oh maybe it'll come back on. Just give it time but then you know I remember like like after four months going home for Christmas break and talking to my mom about it and I remember it being nervous because actually thinking about it now like I'm surprised. I didn't tell her sooner but remember being nervous and like her thinking that I could be pregnant but I knew I knew I wasn't so I really wasn't that worried but yeah yeah I remember really not being concerned about it until or five months into it and then talking about going to see the doctor about it and then But then I didn't even end up going to see a doctor about it for another until the end of my freshman year of college so another five months yeah So when you did go and see the doctor what happened basically from what I can remember you know. I was just diagnosed with like Amen area and I don't remember if they had me get a blood test to check my hormone levels. I don't remember if they did that but I do remember. They prescribed me birth control pills and I took those for a year and I got my period taking the pills but I didn't love taking them I didn't really feel like I needed to be on them. And that point in my life I wasn't really into health and wellness and women's health so much however I knew that it wasn't the solution and that it was more of like a band aid and it was just masking the problem and not really getting to the recalls okay so you you took the contraceptive pill food. You came off it and what happened next. Yeah so I took the birth control pills for a year and what started happening. Though within that year was I started having a lot of anxiety and a lot of brain the fog as well so I just the symptoms started developing. I remember it got so bad especially the brain fog. I just thought to myself you know. Maybe this is being caused by the birth control pills so I went off of them and my brain fog did not go away initially but just being off of birth control felt right because I had I had done a little bit when I started experiencing the brain fog in the anxiety. I started it doing some research about like why that could be happening. And I started doing some research about birth control in some of the negative effects of birth control and so once I finally decided to stop taking the birth control pills you know it was. I was very glad to be off of them. Because of everything that I had just learned about the negative effects of birth control on the body and then even though after I went off with the contraceptive pills. You know my brain fog didn't go away. I still did not want to go back on the birth control and yes oh I haven't been on them since then that God but after I stopped the the period that I was getting while on the birth control stopped as well and then yeah and then I stopped again and without a period. Sounds like we get into a couple of years now with with no neutral periods. How are you starting to you feel about this because at this point I had had more symptoms build up in my body? I felt like there was a larger Roger Health issue going on within my body than I initially had realized you know. I started looking more into like women's health and reproductive-health and were monal health and what could be going on there so I really. I really just got very curious and I got really empowered to take you know my own health into my own hands and someone. WHO's a virgo? Like I really I. I love to be in bookstores and read books and learn about like herbs and things like that while I was researching I I really loved it and I was really drawn onto it sort of became an obsession. You know. Even though at the time was also a really difficult time because of other symptoms that I was experiencing. And I'm just having this sort of health crisis but at the same time it was really like I said empowering to be able to learn all of these new things you know our bodies ladies and our reproductive system what happened in the next few years that going to dip just various areas doctors So I went to a few different. Endocrinal all adjusts. I went to like thyroid specialists this I went to another gynecologist. And I'm just trying to remember it all because you know in the meantime like I was also. I tried like thyroid right medication. I tried progesterone cream. What I don't even remember everything else that I took on but there was more else you know there was more more in there? It was a time of starting to experiment with different diets and going gluten. FREE DAIRY FREE OR A. You know I was still Eating meat at the time. So you know like grass fed beef and getting really. If I ate I ate dairy. It was about getting high quality dairy and I did start to no improve my diet in certain ways. I remember like as I was doing this research in trying to improve my diet in my health. It was really confusing at the same time. Because there's a lot of conflicting information. I remember reading one place where it said you know you have to go very minimal. Carbohydrates hydrates in eat lots of fat and protein in remember eating or reading and other places that for women like they do need to eat a certain amount of carbohydrates every we day. And that it's important to you like fruits and potatoes and things like that and other sources of healthy carbs. That was also like a big part of that time doctors but then also trying things more like holistically and naturally the two of them have the effect to a looking the food them improve the situation. I wish I could say yes I really do. I mean if anything maybe they were able to like. Give me some ed about health and the body but I really What they offered none of it works like none of the thyroid? tyrod medications helped the progesterone. Cream didn't help either. Yeah and I remember going to like an acupuncturist as well multiple acupuncturists in even like like a lot of people see success with that but for me personally. That didn't help
Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer
"Something important to tell you now about hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer Dr Sanjay Gupta CNN's chief medical correspondent for quite some time we've known about a link between certain hormone replacement therapy is an increased risk of breast cancer according to a new study out of the U. K. that increased risk can persist for more than a decade the researchers found that risks increased Italy the longer the hormone replacement therapy was used and were greater for estrogen progesterone therapies versus estrogen only hormone therapy but don't panic what obstetrician told us these findings should not put women off from taking HRT if the benefits such as protection of bones and decrease in cardiovascular risk outweighed the other risks to put that in context she said a woman has a greater risk of developing breast cancer if she is overweight or obese as compared to taking
A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating and Healing Acne with Dr. Robin Berzin
"So i was one of the lucky ones in high school who never had acne and you know felt like i'd exited that age teenagers unscathed and then i hit medical school and everything unfortunately changed so early in medical school also i was around held was i spent like twenty five because they went to med school a little late i went to undergrad and then i worked for a little while and went back to to school to do my premium ed studies and so i- landed medical school ready to go and over the course of the first year developed really horrible cystic acne and it was super confusing to me like where did this come from i was seen dermatologists we tried the birth control pill we tried sperone unlock tone which is a heart medication heart failure medication and blood pressure medication who's a secondary effect has been discovered to block certain male hormones to block acne we tried that i had peels had creams i had make-up's i had products i had tanning beds i even and at one point had a dermatologist who was injecting my zits with cortisone steroid to get them to go away and that was a really bad idea because when you use steroids on your face especially in an injectable format it actually leads to scarring and so familiar i have a little scar tissue still left over from bad acne and those experiences brady's continue yeah so you've been there and davis has been there i never i never ended up on accutane eventually i do credit the sperone unlock tone with kind of shutting things down temporarily but it really didn't fit six the problem and it was through learning about functional medicine that i learned where the acne came for and i was ultimately able to completely resolve it without any medications peels creams et cetera and that was such an amazing experience yeah wanna unpack doc because this is a topic that so many people have asked us to dive into and i can relate to the story mine is reverse i had really bad acne when i was in high school hey and i want you to talk about how acnes different for men and women mine was pretty straightforward i figured out that i had food sensitivities dairy and also to wheat and around my senior year all the way at the end louis right after prom i was in los angeles for conference in somebody said oh this lecture that i was at sometimes dairy can be inflammatory for some people if they have got issues if they were annabel addicts and they said why don't you try to go dairy free is like my first version of hearing from the limitation diet so i went dairy free for like two months cut out also wheat as well in minimize sugar and my acne completely cleared up and i haven't had a flare up since that time so i can relate but also imagine it's so much tougher dealing with it as an adult because you were like my skin is amazing when i was younger and now all of a sudden it's challenging so what did you find out and help us get a little bit of the lay of the land what is you discover are some of the root causes that are there that could trigger an adult acne or sister doctor yes so there's there's quite a few of them and you and i actually have a lot in common because wheat and dairy ended up being kind of at the core of my expense france and clearing my acne ultimately but it was first of all there's a lot of misinformation out there that hormone uh-huh cause acne and i see this all the time i see women told it's your hormones at your hormones and the reality is that oftentimes it's really not true you can get breakouts before your period because of shifts in the balance between church testosterone and progesterone and so p the who are already acne prone may get that sort of pre period break-up breakout you also can see what i call post birth control pill syndrome where after going off the pill as the female body is resetting hormones going back to its natural menstrual cycle which has been suppressed for however long we're on the pill you can start to see breakouts in somebody acne prone and the reality is though for a lot of these people for whom we blame hormones for acne the underlying cause isn't there hormones at all and if you think about it doesn't make sense because there's plenty of people who have the same hormone ones so the question is why what's the underlying driver and so there's a couple of things that we see driving acne and breakouts in general that really go missed so number one is food sensitivity so i'd eaten meat and dairy my entire life growing up wasn't an surly a help we were a healthy household but we weren't like health foods focused i mean i think about like you know goldfish in twizzlers as being my like after the school snack growing up and so i wasn't necessarily aware of these things and i had no idea that you can become sensitive to a food dude later in life and that was a huge moment because we think oh you're either allergic to something or you're not but these food sensitivities can really develop in for me the food titties had developed in that first year of medical school in a period of high stress so when you're under chronic stress in very high chronic stress psychological stress you actually break down the barrier in the guts you can break down the proteins that hold the cells that line the gut together and you can get something called intestinal permeability and end up developing allergies to some of the foods at your commonly eating that you didn't use to have because all the sudden when that gut barrier breaks down your immune system seventy percent of which is right behind that gut lining living in your gut is only exposed to things at it didn't used to see and you can develop some of these food sensitivities and so when i go back impatience history and i ask a win this acne start you know you didn't have agnew your whole life maybe developed in your teenage years maybe a developed it in my case twenties or as an adult what was happening around that time and oftentimes there there's a there's a trigger it could be a surgery for some people it was an accident or or the loss of someone close to them a major break a major raikov i was in that mode i was going through a really bad break up transitioning to medical school you know having all of those details of like oh my god the next seven years of my life for here and you know but didn't recognize the impact of that stress and in that time developed food sensitivities that ultimately be name the call underlying cause of my acne so the reason that the pills and the prescriptions and the topical in the antibacterial 's didn't work and the steroid injection certainly didn't work was because of the inflammatory root of the acne was coming from the inside and that's what drives me nuts out dermatology general is that were kind of told this myth that oh you can fix it from the outside when generally speaking you have to fix it the inside so going back to the couple of things that we see really commonly driving acne one you see food sensitivities and dairy wheat are the two most common that we see but there can be other ones eggs soy for some people nightshade vegetables so doing these elimination diets and here's the here's the acre people say well i cut that out and i say well how long did you cut it out for and they're like oh week or two we'll takes at least three weeks for the antibodies meaning you're an inflammatory reaction to kind of shut down so if you're kinda sort of eliminating a food or you're only doing it for a week or two you're not going to see that i need clear up and you mentioned you clot out dairy for two months and i for my case when i cut out wheat and dairy i really didn't see the benefits until about week six and that's when all of a sudden everything went away and now all if i really want that pizza like hey i just have to decide a zip worthy because i know what's gonna happen but at least i'm in control
Most scientific studies only use male subjects
"Welcome science for the people. I'm i'm bethany brookshire science writer at science news and society for science and the public a good chunk of what we know about the human body and brain comes through studying animals such as mice and rats scientists study animals to understand issues like anxiety drug addiction depression cancer much much more. There are of course questions surrounding miss people might worry about animal testing how good these animal models really are at modeling the human condition. Those are important questions but here's another one. What if i told you that most of those studies have been conducted only in male animals. Wouldn't you wonder why oddly many scientists haven't wondered why they just assumed you study males because females were variable. They had these things these hormones so so weird but who said that who said that males were the default in animal studies and why here to talk about it. Is rebecca shanansky a neuroscientist at northeastern university in boston rebecca. Thank you so much for making time for us. I'm very happy to be here in fields like neuroscience zero science as i've just mentioned male animals tend to be studied more often than female animals. Do we know how much more often what are the percentages of studies that only study males or <unk> studies that study both sexes. It's about a five to one and radio <hes> at this point where with males being the preferred sex to study so that would be about eighty percent of studies are for males only correct yet and the issue that scientists frequently site for studying. These male animals is that females are seen to be more variable. What does that mean and why is that so the reason for that is based on the on the rodent estrus cycle which started like an abbreviated menstrual cycle for female a female roads and so the idea idea here is that every couple of days hormone levels are high and then they get low again and so if you're testing group of female animals you <hes> <hes> you might have some of your animals with high levels of estrogen and some of your animals low levels of estrogen and that might cause your beta to <hes> to be different depending on which phase of the extra cycle the animals were in and so the perception and based on that information is that you shouldn't study females emails because it's going to be very complicated <hes> in your data whereas males don't have a cycle and so their data will be essentially cleaner and you mentioned engine. There's these high levels of things like estrogen do do rodents have progesterone as well. Do they have that so they have progesterone too so per gesture on <hes> just after the estrogen week <hes> an and both are low after that. There's this concern that it will introduce this this variability in the data. How much variation is there over this cycle. I mean is it like two times as much estrogen three you times fifth light. It's more like four or five times higher so it is a lot higher. It's a lot higher <hes> but but the the premise that that is going to be guaranteed to affect your data is one that is not founded in reality i was i was going to ask i mean do we know what the behavioral effects of these cyclic hormonal variations in and females are so certainly people who have you know been brave enough to study females <hes> have found that the ester cycle can chan affect <hes> behavioral outcomes but it doesn't happen all the time and the magnitude is certainly nothing like the magnitude of <hes> <hes> variability in hormones dot right so if whatever your behavioral outcome measure is it's not going to be five times greater in animals that have high levels master. Jan versus animals have low levels of estrogen. <hes> it you know you can sometimes pull out significant statistically significant differences but <hes> it's not as wildly wildly crazy as you might imagine given the amount of <hes> you know sort of magnitude of change and hormone levels and these
Women May Be More Adept Than Men At Discerning Pain
"Women who abuse opioids often get started when their prescribed medication and that's in part because women are more likely than men to seek help for pain researchers are studying differences in pain perception and they're finding that women may be more adept at discerning pain than men are and here's Patty neighmond has the story this is the pain lab at the university of Florida are you ready uhhuh researcher and psychologist Roger fell into miss testing how much pain he volunteer Lucia Mady feels he's using a pro about the size of a quarter it's going to be a baseline temperature and then it will heat up to a target temperature very briefly each time the probe keeps up Mady rates for pain on a scale of zero to ten eight three nine delusions been doing research like this for years asking women and men to rate their pain it's hot the findings he says are consistent in his study center in other pain research women report the same stimulus to be more painful than men do for pain researchers like filling drum pinpointing how and why men and women respond differently to pain is an important first step toward finding more effective treatments we may ultimately need pink and blue pills but in order to get there we need to understand what the mechanisms are that are female specific or mail specific so that we can design more personalized therapies that are going to help reduce pain for women and men which would be a welcome development says psychologist Caroline Missouri with Yale school of medicine who says despite so many advances in medicine women experience more painful conditions than men women are more likely to have for example chronic headache women are more likely to have lower back pain neck pain so whether or not women or pain more or half pain more I think we could say that both may be true and when women go to the doctor studies show they're more likely to be prescribed opioids than men Missouri says this can be especially dangerous the progression from substance use to addiction is more rapid for women than it is for men we know that with regard to opioids cocaine alcohol even smoking tobacco in fact federal data show more men die from drug overdose than women but the rate of death among women is accelerating faster than among men Missouri says that understanding the why behind differences and pain perception may be critical to coming up with better treatments as it is now pain researchers like filling some can only speculate one reason he says may have to do with sex hormones women have both higher levels and fluctuations in circulating estrogens and progesterone and those may contribute to experiencing higher levels of pain where as men have higher levels of testosterone which in some studies has been shown to be protective against paying or associated with lower pain sensitivity it could also have to do with women susceptibility to anxiety depression and sadness all of which increase sensitivity to pain now one question researchers are starting to look into is whether transitioning from one sex to another makes a difference in how people perceive pain there aren't many studies but fill in some points to one individual is transitioning from male to female tended to experience more pain after the transition where it's going in the other direction from female to male there weren't many changes in pain after the transition it's a fascinating new area of study he says one that will likely become increasingly important in coming years Patty neighmond
"progesterone" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Helps sleep people who wake up between two and four in the morning with their mind wide awake don't know why they woke up. It's often often a progesterone deficiency so yeah we chest for all of your hormones. We optimize gesture own. We optimize testosterone and we optimized turn is thyroid. We look at fasting insulin. Insulin is very very in slamma tori so what's going on with that. We look at your cortisol levels as we look at farrington. Sheraton is the <hes> molecules a stored iron molecule but it's the carrier of your thyroid hormone to the cells if you don't have optimal ferrets and levels than your thyroid isn't going to have the impact at the cellular level and you're not gonna have the energy could have on the reverse side high ferreting can happen with fatty liver and things that are congestion in the liver and so we need to clear out delivery a ferret is too high so we try to leave no rock unturned what about men how much demand benefit from progesterone we have a lot of men progesterone and it's one of the first things we we implement if we find that there estrogens are high industrial so that would be that would be test you would test for rotation or high levels not be a clue that a man would benefit from progesterone yet and then we we compare it with clinical do have trouble sleeping. Are you waking up. <hes> is your brain over active. Also progesterone stimulates. It's the cells called osteo blasts that build bone believe it or not there are a lot of men who we're having osteoporosis and osteoporosis now why because of the h. two blockers and the <hes> a- all of the antacids all of the private all of the zantac all of those medications they do a great job of blocking gene the acid from being produced some of them for even twenty four hours and people take them every single solitary day. The problem is is that most of the minerals that you need to to to rejuvenate and repair your bone ongoing need an acidic environment to be absorbed so we're finding men that have osteoporosis progesterone is something that i've seen for sale on amazon like you can buy from cream on amazon is is that something that's safe safe or something that you would recommend or is this like many other hormones something that.
Early Pregnancy, Progesterone And Ari Kumarisami discussed on NEJM This Week - Audio Summaries
"A randomized trial of progesterone in women with bleeding in early pregnancy by Ari kumarisami from the university of Birmingham in the United Kingdom bleeding in early pregnancy. Is strongly associated with pregnancy loss. Progesterone is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy. Several small trials have suggested that progesterone therapy may improve pregnancy outcomes in women who have
"progesterone" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Valuable treatment to reduce your risk of heart disease. So the idea that it's going to dislodge Klotz if if they're already there. That is related to pharmaceutical estrogen not by Esra dial. So that is a myth that you should not allow yourself to be prevented from getting this benefit from bio identical hormones. So I'm going to give another myth about the bio identical hormones, and that is. That there's a chemical or a pharmaceutical drug called pro VERA. And it is a it's a mythic messy method drowsy progesterone acetate, and basically that is not the same as progesterone. In fact, I'm going to show, and that's bio identical process thrown. So by dental progesterone is going to really make you feel good. Okay. It's very good for mood. It's very good for sleep. A lot of women who have been pregnant in the past. They come in. And tell me that the time they felt their best in life is when they were pregnant and one of the reasons they feel so good. It's because that is when you're process thrown levels are their highest. So. Progesterone is a feel good hormone and even better yet progesterone is anti proliferative and protects against cancer. So now, we could talk about prevail. The chemical drug that has many of the opposite effects of progesterone. So the it is similar.
"progesterone" Discussed on Almost 30 Podcast
"And keep you your moods under control, so progesterone is very important in two in your moods. And a lot of things related to that. And you know, another note to thinking about breast cancer in breast cancer prevention progesterone is the most important role in the body is to balance estrogen. So when you're progesterone estrogen levels are off that can lead to back in probably be Pekar sort of breast cancer. Don't comb. Room. And then testosterone. So when we think of testosterone are when I think of testosterone, I always think of men, and I always think of you. You know that a man needs to have high testosterone, and they need to work out and know all of that type of thing, but really women do have really important functions that testosterone plays in their health. So these include libido, maintaining your sexual function normal growth and their renewal and the regeneration of all your muscle tissue, your bones and other tissues. So it also really helps to with your breast health so at a cellular level keeps your breasts healthy. So what I understand now. And what I've really understood throughout the process is how important testosterone is for maintaining lean muscle mass and kind of keeping fit and toned body. So although it is a little bit lower than men, you know, everyone's actually different. So that's a general statement. But that's what's believed to be true. It's very important in female bodies. And then cortisol is another one of the hormones so cortisol is the. Steroid hormone that regulates wide range of processes throughout the body. So this includes your immune response. This also includes your metabolism, and it has a very important portent role and how your body handles stress. So too much of it is a bad thing which can lead to weight gain around the stomach, and then two little makes you brace luggage and tired. So in the afternoon. I'd be very sluggish and tired and then at night when it would pick up for me. I was very awake, and I was wide eyed, and I was having nightmares about swimming in pools of dead babies. Fuck in true store. Sadly, isn't that fucked up? It's crazy..
"progesterone" Discussed on Menopause Management
"Your benefits and your risks. It's like everything has advantages disadvantage. Everything has some things about it. That are great. And some things about it that aren't great that is the education. I provide women I teach them how to take into account all the advantages of each option and all this advantages of each option, and you know, everything has both. Everything has both advantages and disadvantages, and the problem is people tend to think of everything we try to. We a label things. Good or bad. We tend to see things in black or white colors as far as whether they're good or bad, right or wrong, better or worse. And when you try to classify things like that. At in kind of an all or none fashion. All good or all bad. It doesn't serve you will. Because you're missing the point first of all nothing. Nothing is good for everybody. Everyone has to realize that they are unique. And they have to find out what's best for them. So when it comes to your Minna pause. The goal is to know the basic advantages and disadvantages of each and every option each and every product each and everything what it can do what it cannot do periods from a scientific basis. You have to cert- yourself into the equation. In other words, you apply that information to you? If you don't apply it to you. It doesn't make any difference. Nothing matters unless you're plying it to you because you're the only person who matters nothing means anything if you don't coordinate with what your needs are. And so what I do with this education. What I spend my time doing with women is I teach them all these things in a language that they can understand us props on us models. I use very tales. I use whatever it takes to help you really learn it and really understand it in a down to earth manner. And once you understand the fax, then you say, okay. Well, my situation is one which I have this going on to that going on. And what we do is. We take your situation, and we. Match it to the information and decide how your best options lineup. And then, you know, the other big factor of all this is your preferences. So when a dish into the basics of the science in the basics of your situation there, come your preferences. That matter to you don't get peace of mind with what you do you have to be happy with how you manage menopause. And so if you say, well, you know, I definitely want to take guestroom for all the benefits, then it's a matter of well, do you have a uterus or not if you don't have a uterus eight to even think about just wrong because you don't just ram. Produces a lot of yucky symptoms. Women don't lie. How did you feel when you got pregnant you feel great? Remember, how teak dura remember how your breasts hurt nouvelle bloated? You felt depressed felt the you felt drowsy women women have all kinds of that need. They have all kinds of symptoms early pregnancy that they, hey, we'll guess which hormone causes those those symptoms. It's progesterone and think about thi this time women feel terrible. They're moody ended oppressive acne gained weight and just feel awful. It's all because gesture so if you don't have a uterus. You don't have to take pedestrian wonderful thing if you don't have to what if you do have your uterus you then need to.
"progesterone" Discussed on Menopause Management
"Tailed gold locks and the three bears, I always ignore Goldilocks. 'cause all I really care about are those three years. I know it sounds strange be talking about the three bears or two talking about Tina Turner. But it works. It works. It helps you remember these things. So the great thing about the three bears is that each man had. He is hurled stop. What? Bayer had his own bit his own share and is on for and mama bear had her own bit for own chair and her own porch even baby there had his own bitch cheer import. And just as each item that long to only one of the three mares each of those three sex hormones belongs to only one member of a human family. So the sex hormone testosterone is the adult male hormone it belongs to Papa bear and the female six hormone estrogen longs tomato. Here and dinners gesture now many women's tend to think of progesterone as one of their to sex hormones, but it's. It isn't your hormone progesterone is the baby if pronounce entire debate beer. So, you know, this what I say that people scratch their heads take William what's going on. Well, think about it. The literal translation of progesterone is pro which means in support of jest which stands for just station in Mead's, Greg nsee, and which means Cormo. So it is the hormone in support a pregnancy. Any early reason woman produces progesterone at all is to support a pregnancy. It has no other purpose. So what it does for purposes of pregnancy? Is it maintains a thickened lining your uterus in order to cushion of baby shoot you get pregnant? And then it supports the pregnancy until the baby is born. That is all for just euro does. And if you don't get pregnant for gesture of disappears allowing that lining to to to to shed that she period because in that case, there's no need to cushion obey. Because there's so the only reason you produce gestures for the benefit of pregnancy. So just room is not your warm. Oh, it's only there for the baby not for you. So. Means per just euro. Absolutely nothing to do with any of your other bodily functions except making it possible for you to get pregnant and stay pregnant long enough to deliver healthy, baby. Debock sense, right? And the problem is that so many wouldn't had been led to believe that progesterone is near hormone rather. The baby's horrible. With their hormones, estrogen estrogen is the one that their bodies estrogen is the one that the we don't of opportunity is all about so this confusion between the purpose of estrogen progesterone has led many woman astray and many women leave it just your own is more important than estrogen. And they may believe that their body eats just your own dishes, much the bodies ester C. That's not true. That's completely incorrect that is as backward. As by merging those two songs. What's love got to do with it? And absolutely. They have nothing to do with each other. So to put it all the perspective. If you think back about it during your reproductive years, your estrogen progesterone balance each other during each minstrel cycle, every single mom estrogen.
"progesterone" Discussed on This Unmillennial Life
"Spend as much time as you need, and they they'll they'll they'll they'll dive into as deep as you wanna go or not as deep as you want to go. And then also offer in this is this is another part of it. It's not just understanding the results. What do I do with those xactly? What is so now? So thank you for help me understand. What all this means. How do I fix it? Because like how do I solve this problem and they'll spend now another thirty minutes with you building a lifestyle nutrition supplement, regiment, right? And that's I think probably the next place that we need to go and discuss if people go, and they have this blood work done, or if people are just listening to this women are listening to this, and they identify with what we are talking about with these common complaints. And they are ready to you know, start considering supplements that can support health at this Perryman apostle menopausal state of live as our physician on call today. I want you to start walking us through what some of those options are well, first of all, you know, once you get your results, and you've spoken to one of the life extension doctors. If you really do have some imbalances, maybe the progesterone is really low or even the estrogen is really low one of the first suggestions might be hormone replacement therapy form on replacement therapy does work for many women. It's not for every woman. We're going to talk about when it's not for you what you can do. But usually the conversation starts there. Maybe you need a little progesterone. Maybe you need some estrogen. But there are some things I want to mention Reagan bow hormone replacement. I think that's really important to understand. If you go the conventional route, and you and your doctor is going to prescribe, you hormone most likely they're going to be prescribing you synthetic or what we call non by with typical estrogen that is something that life extension does not recommend. It's very important that if you are going to do hormones number one, make sure that your hormone. Reparation is bio identical. What that means is the estrogen that, you're actually going to be giving yourself or the progesterone that you're going to actually be giving to yourself is identical chemically and physically right to your own progesterone in your own estrogen you, usually to get that kind of formulation. You have to go to what's called a compounding pharmacy, and they will give you the estrogen and the progesterone in the right balance for you. And it's bio identical. That is extremely important. We do not support the use of non bio identical or what some people call conventional estrogen progesterone, most of the cardiovascular issues, some of the cell growth issues associated with hormone replacement come from that non bio bio identical preparation, so if you are gonna do hormones, and I'm a believer in hormone replacement by the way, Okay. so So I'm. I'm not I I liked that. I think there's there's a lot of benefit to balancing hormones back to win. We're little bit younger in life. But if you're gonna do that it has to be bio identical. That's the safest way to go. And here's the other thing you need to think about to make sure that your doctor doesn't just give estrogen. Remember a lot of women with Peri menopausal and menopausal symptoms. Yes. Estrogen is low you may need a little bit. But you also need that progesterone it needs to be balanced and formulated appropriately so that the estrogen and the progesterone can act like they do they can counterbalance each other. You know, if you remember back when we were talking about Perry meta pause often Perryman apologist described as estrogen dominant, even though estrogen is dropped progesterone come down even further if you only are given estrogen you could actually make symptoms worse. The discomforts of Perryman applause can actually increase because you're adding more estrogen into that. Estrogen dominant situation or environment. So it's important if you're going so two things if you're going to do hormone replacement bio identical, right? That's the best way to go and make sure that you're balancing estrogen progesterone together. That's very very important. Don't just let your doctor gives you estrogen by itself. So that's one route to go and our doctors after you get your lab results..
"progesterone" Discussed on The Skinny Confidential Him And Her Podcast
"To low progesterone what i'm seeing is a lot of low progesterone and even if estrogen is is within range it can be somebody i talked to yesterday had a really high estrogen that can come from all these zeno estrogen chemical toxins in the environment and also from not oscillating every recycle then you get a loan late every cycle then you become you have a low progesterone a an estrogen that is in excess a progesterone a low ratio between them means estrogen dominance and the biggest symptom of the hallmark symptoms of that are heavy heavy periods mood swings pms and weight gain and the kind of wake game that came creeping up and i hear from women but i never had a weight problem and now i've weight problem and nothing i do can help me lose this weight so the knock on effect is estrogen is actually i encourages fat to to migrate to hips thighs and bottom so if your estrogen dominant you tend to start putting on weight there you start bloating and retaining water and it gets really hard to lose weight because there's a knock on effect with the thyroid so this is where we get into women who are gaining a lot of weight and freak out and say i've got it must be my thyroid i i'm gaining weight suddenly can't lose the go and get a thyroid test and there's nothing wrong with their thyroid then they're really frustrated the reason that there's usually nothing wrong with the thyroid is because the thyroid is actually functioning it's creating thyroid hormone t four is the most abundant thyroid but it's an active it has to convert to t three you've probably had somebody on talking about this not three is the active thyroid hormone so the thyroid makes tea four but if it doesn't convert you're not getting the metabolism you're not getting all the effects of a good active thyroid and what in interferes with that conversion too much estrogen so what can you do so what you can do is you have to okay i you want to know you know it's good to know the symptoms of strategic dominance so if out there you have really bad pms and you want to break up with your boyfriend every time you have your cycle or you want to get divorced or you want to go into a room and stay in your black hole for the next five days if you have wake gain and i get more creative like maybe like clip his hair like my friend jackie does when he's sleeping yes something really he just looks startled in his au day or people but he just looked really startled pimp into this one i'm just kind of creep in back so so if you know the symptoms of estrogen dominance which i was just naming and you are gaining weight slowly but surely and you can't lose it then don't rush off to get the thyroid medication forever find out if you have an underlying balance like estrogen dominance because that's what usually underlies this kind of of thyroid issue and also you know if you do find out that you are that you you have an imbalanced progesterone that's when you need to really poor on the b vitamins make sure that you're getting some women need to use a little progesterone cream to replenish especially women who've been on birth control and mets and other huge subject women who've been on birth control for fifteen years twenty years in a row in sequentially haven't been off all that time in their ovaries or just kind of shut down you know they're sleeping so how do you wake them back up you know if you're over easer down you're not oscillating i need to do this test yeah i i've been on birth control i just got off for ten years you've been you just got off how offer about yeah about a year good yeah good okay so we'll probably get some baseline levels for you then yeah i definitely need to do this i really find a lot of women i'd say fifty to fifty three percent of them are on contraception and not.
"progesterone" Discussed on LadyGang
"Started on about a month and a half ago and i feel awesome released so good do mind i have more energy and what it really helped me as she kind of explained that when you wake up in the morning you have the most cortisol we'll for me anyway and then throughout the day like really goes down but around one o'clock in the afternoon is when you like your energy starts to tank and your feel good vibes your cortisol starts tank and so there's different supplements and stuff you can take so that at that like lunch hour it kind of keeps you pepped up like macho and different things and so i started doing that and i haven't had that like one pm exhaustion sleep or like home from work and just call like i'm i'm like more sane throughout the whole day feeling really good we're your hormones like super messed up because of how she motos and shit well yeah it's kind of a weird thing because it's like the t s h of your body i don't know how much it affected like these hormones because she's really looking at estrogen progesterone and stuff like that and for hush motives they don't actually test that they test like the t four three tsa get different hormone but i do think that some of the symptoms that i might have felt and thought they were thyroid might have been hormone but i obviously it's like a big circle all plays together but anyway i feel great and i know a lot of our girls went and did that test and mike followed that and so if you're feeling good i'm happy for if it didn't work for you me i have a question for you are you somebody who all your life you get out of bed easily like you pop out of bed yeah i guarantee on the i know i'm the opposite so that would in your cortisol levels year progesterone heavy is the corner nosy cortisol because that's what is so when you had a alleged legend gesture gesture allegedly when you get when you love when you have low pa gesture progesterone is what keeps you pregnant so when you get your homeless tested high estrogen is possessed drone you know that's why you kind of have that i don't know listen i'm going to do times like you get your pms and then when you get your period you poop and you kind of feel better when you get your period because you're progesterone drops or whatever and i think allegedly anyway i feel great yeah we don't know what we're talking about alleged but carolina's carolyn what was her name's candice when okay don't we don't have the she is okay well you're next only curling i know i don't know how i thought okay it has been a long day bad week and then we'll move.
"progesterone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Yeah it's it's an interesting process and it's actually pretty fun we have crossbows that we use and we have a very specialized tip on the end of that crossbow that's about the size of a pen cap and it's hollow in the middle and we shoot a small dart at the whale we hit it on the back up near the dorsal fin the tip of the dark goes in about an inch maybe an inch and a half and pulls out a really small sample of skin and blubber and then that that sample floats at the surface and the bolts we collected we put it into a vial and then we freeze that until we get back to our laboratories and then we do a pregnancy test that's based on the hormone progesterone which is the same hormone that we have as humans that's a good indicator of pregnancy if somebody shot a bolted to my back without an infant less i'd be saying ouch maybe even louder than that heather whales feel about this it's interesting we see a variety of responses but none of them are ever more than just a very transient you know it might act like it wasn't expecting to get touched or it might be like when you get bit by a mosquito it's a very small thing relative to the size of the animal and in fact the animals tend to react more if we miss them and the sound of the bolt hitting the water startles them even more so than when we take a sample talk to me about what it's like to conduct research in the ant arctic it's a unique place one of the biggest challenges i have is to describe the arctic to people it's an incredibly foreign and hostile place i mean if we aren't on a a big research boat we're not gonna survive down there so it's it's incredibly hostile but it is also the most magnificent and beautiful and just pristine area seeing the animals that live down there the penguins and the whales all the seals and the the enormity of the glaciers in the cold of the ocean and the ice around you it gives you the sense that there are parts of this planet that are wild and that are just not suitable for people to be and so you feel very small it's very humbling but it's an incredible place and i feel incredibly fortunate to be able to work there.
"progesterone" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Risk of mend making estrogen and pushing the body towards that toxic style we also know for example that stress inherently can throw off our cortisol relationships which inherently can aggravate your estrogen levels and the unique thing is even in your body he won e2 t three e four they're all technically versions of estrogen so we have these subcategories so even if the say for example e one is low but each two or three is high your body will still be treating itself as if it's estrogen dominant and just to shift gears for one seconds as being a female if you are dealing with what i would call a thyroid issue we now know that estrogen actually makes your thyroid shut itself off when you're estrogen dominant many many many women today have estrogen dominance in his again it's a condition where the subcategories of estrogen rise in relation to your progesterone which is sort of the balance the right progesterone per tax estrogen stimulates the role of estrogen in hypothyroid by the way if you're a female taking thyroid medications it is possible that the underlying cause is a toxic astra jin estrogen is known to directly affect the thyroid by shutting off its ability to produce howard hormone so again maybe this opens the door for you go in lebanon centreright up in on leave with rocks have been taking all these hormones because my levels are low but nobody's looking to my astra jan i wonder if my astronaut of balance of k you can't feel this requires testing and sadly if you walk into most medical clinics and you say hey can you run the full gamut of estrogen they go well you already had your estrogen checked it was on your blood test it's normal be careful estrogen is this just main category what you should do is you know analysts say like fight a little bit but you should say will dark that's great but was that e one e to e three or four because i now know that if my hormone levels are out of balanced that could be an underlying cause and yes my astra jim blood test is good but what about the rest of them now you're gonna hear something like will you need to go see a specialist for this okay great.
"progesterone" Discussed on Science for the People
"Um so it's these small changes m two memory and attention that women pick up on but they're not really big enough to be you know something that we would consider to be a clinically relevant answer you're not going to be sending people to the memory clinic for these changes and as far as why they're happening and so we don't exactly know the the um the entire physiology behind this but we think it also has something to do with the changes in hormones in the brain and so when doing a lot of people may not know is that uh the brain actually has all sorts of receptors for um these sex jerrod hormones that fluctuate during your period an and across a woman's life so as trogen progesterone um both of those but estrogen seems to be really really important um or at least uh a it there's a lot of receptors um for ask georgian in the area of the brain the hippocampus that controls memory or is involved in memory formation so we think that net may have to do with us some of this as so kind of as women are transitioning through menopause their estrogen levels are dropping or kind of bouncing all over the place and these cells that are usually very happy getting there you know monthly dose of estrogen and chugging along suddenly or are no longer receiving that input um and so that could be one of the reasons why we see these changes will other was wondering you mentioned thoughts on they also complain has come to the third complaint after us thought flushes and thugs leap to those could it be they're just getting really 'croppy sleep so that is a potentially one of the things so in one of the papers that we looked at we were looking at objective cognitive performance so this is when we take a woman in into the clinic and we do uh or into the the lab and we do uh basically a half.
"progesterone" Discussed on This Unmillennial Life
"End of your cycle march in separated by the flu killer paid by ovulation we actually have a peak of both progesterone antigen estrogen they peak together and then for your own becomes the dominant hormone while estrogen bald it's this part of the fickle that we have lowered energy we might experience poor recovery from exercise and and that's baid's we can feel loud the m in fuel unmotivated our workout still heavier they feel lower you might have a harder time recovering from that exercise you know it also in the tiny even just just before your period and that premenstrual period we have higher appetite we get more munshi we crave certain food and i know we all know that mood at fluctuation that often happened than at ccri must show period with low yeah it's so funny because i feel like i don't know a single woman who is probably not sitting there nodding her head going oh yeah like i do still that way and i never really thought about that it was that consistent and likely never thought about how those fluctuations could really impact what you do from a fitness level so now want you to talk about what these implications these fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone like what does that mean for what you should be doing from a physical fitness standpoint she you just be doing the same thing throughout the whole month khanna powering through at the end when you really just don't feel like lifting heavyweights or what kind of changes should a woman consider making while this is going to be completely individual there may be some firm empowering career workout a highly you'll like it a time pera to maybe art hanger a little bit more and then you are body of them and leaning and to our hormone fluctuation inhaler ain't our exercise around it could not only will we you'll better but were honoring our body find the signal the not ignoring them and that's a field empowering.
"progesterone" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Uh help with weight loss and the reason they can help with weight loss's by reducing visceral fat and the reduction of visceral fat is uh a key component both four uh uh logged in general and also uh the more visceral fat you have the more insulin resistance that you have and so bio identical hormones are going to improve your ability um to um process to to eat digest food and not uh uh uh you uh when you take when you uh eat good healthy meals so uh the key part of bio adecco hormones is you feel great and uh your life expectancy in overall health will greatly improve without increasing the risk of uh some of our blood clots and without increasing the risk of can't of getting to answer but it's really important that you go uh for your violate that hormones to someone who really knows what they're doing because um a very common um type of weight one example of that is a very common type away uh that uh progesterone is a given is as a cream and the problem with the progesterone cream is um it doesn't get the blood level of progesterone up high enough and so you really want to uh i really encourage anyone doing bioethical hormone replacement to take oral uh progesterone and that's the best way to get the progesterone level up the and when you get the progesterone level up again you feel better and uh your overall mood is better and better protected against the cancers that um that we're all concerned about um another key aspect even uh for uh both for women who take estrogen replacement um it's very common to give estrogen through the skin as well uh but by giving oral estrogen it gets processed uh in the liver in a kind of way that actually um further improves the cardi's benefit of uh estrogen so it's really important again to uh to go to someone who really understands the literature uh so that uh you get the maximum benefit of all the hormones both for feeling great and uh overall uh overall.
"progesterone" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"The right in the heart of ridgewood new jersey so now going to talk about another myth about by o of a hormone replacement and that's that the hormones themselves cause cancer and a lot of that is based on this longstanding notion that estrogen can contribute to uterine cancer and can contribute to breast cancer well in the largest study on hormone replacement which on fortunately was done with the prescription drug hormones not by identical hormones was called the who i study that came out um in the early 2000s and basically the study showed that we the they were through uh basically three arms of the group in one of the arms was estrogen only and for the and i should say premarin only egged premarin loan did not increase the risk of breast cancer and the risk with premarin was basically around one point out so it really did significant of uh effect on breast cancer however when premarin was combined with pro vera again the synthetic progesterone there was an increased risk of breast cancer and the increased risk was like one point three so um so there was an increased risk with uh premarin combined with prevail however uh again this is share that by like tactical understanding the idea of bio identical hormones is so important uh progesterone the natural progesterone actually has an anti what's called an antiproliferation effect and uh the anti proliferation effect with um progesterone protects against breast cancer the antiproliferation affect of progesterone um which anti pollute peru for issue means antigrowth and preventing growth of a cancer cells uh progesterone does that both in the brain and in the uterus so the risk of can't of cancer um with when taking uh bio identical hormones in the uh for breast cancer uh there's no increase risk and uh for uh for uterus cancer which of course is a would be a concern um but with with getting inadequate progesterone level uh that risk is uh nullified so again why so um i don't like to discuss negatively too much but in terms of the cancer risk um with the synthetic hormones yes there is a risk and so you want to avoid those so but the key thing is in the key thing i want you to take home here or keep at home since you are home is that would.
"progesterone" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"Those those are two key things that i really created to help women a third thing is katie if i can mention is is using biodun acl progesterone crime sometimes we just need that little bit extra and so um you know adding a little bit of biochemical gesture unkraine that's a good you s p progesterone during that second phase of the cycle can make a big difference as a as far as pms end perry menopausal symptoms can affect us that can really help and a little bit goes a long way we've got great safety profiles this just unfortunate such a confusion in the literature we're progestin synthetic progesterone dhs get confused with biogen dental pedestrians and they are two different animals completely yacht let's talk a little bit more about that because i've used of identical progesterone before and it does make a drastic difference even just a tiny bit but how might someone know that that could be helpful for them in them what are those i'm cautions of how should they use progesterone and how much or how little to make sure they're being enough safe ranges yes so definitely if you have pm if you have postpartum depression are you know postpartum blues a little bit of progesterone cream and the evening and arf my formula is pure balances twenty milligrams of progesterone and 10 milligrams of progress pregnant alone per and i typically would start heinz at a half a palm to wad pot that that time or your doctor can prescribe you oral progesterone to take a 100 milligrams two hundred milligrams sometimes and severe postpartum depression i would right up as much four hundred to six rarely 600 milligrams.
"progesterone" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"And so as you experience as women experienced these shifts the pierre mesic cetera the thinks that i found very important is again keito alkaline lifestyle as may be doing two or three meals a day but really getting that alkaline nutrition plan on board and then we use things to stimulate your body's natural bill emanation of estrogens excess estrogens and help your body naturally produce progesterone and so we use the green formula that i created called mighty maka which has over thirty ingredients senate thirty superfoods in it that really work to combine to help your body produce more dhea and what we're finding as well increase your um natural ovarian function improving progesterone um secretion as well so naturally helping with supporting your estrogen metabolism and progesterone metabolism and in those are where we can add things on top of maintaining this healthy lifestyle but also recognizing that those of us living in and our american culture are often you know again we're exposed to so many more chemicals so many more stressors than our parents led allowed our parents parents were and we have to add we have to have more tools in our toolbox more now import aunt tricks and our cupboard so to speak to help us really transition health fully so that we can keep our body parts because as a gynocologist often seen women who have had historic to me is are there over eastern neutral god forbid their breast removed i have asked the question why did you need this procedure and it's very rare that a client ruling knows the answer to that but when we address the symptom when we treat the symptoms like the uterus that's bleeding heavy or the breast mass.
"progesterone" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"Pressure in the uterus that's causing a flow up back out of that like what we call retrograde versus going you know out the cervix in the vaginal canal in that direction why is it making its way back up through that we don't totally understand what causes this but we do know that the fallout is you know a lot of his inflammation so we really wanna think about looking at this um so it's a different route cause but there is still versus peace us i'm quit we don't totally understand the root cause but looking at what happens especially with regards to the inflammation so if you're wanting to either get a leg up on this all you've really got as the pain management um or hormone cimmamon are hayna put on progesterone which to me when we throw more hormone into a hormone excess situation it's it's never really a good longterm solution so getting what can we do more naturally to help you know set things right here so first of all in terms of pain managment we do have some good natural alam antiinflammatories they've got ficial that we mentioned tumor egg we've got baas willian ginger acknowledging all we've got some good antioxidants and nutrients that can work really well this is a condition that i find high dose tim couple of grams a day same thing with her as fair trial was are both great antioxidants antiinflammatories that can help with the pain sometimes we need to do some manual therapy to work on those adhesions because when those form those can be just painful in and of themselves particularly with intercourse but sometimes just you know with the the pain that goes with the cycle we also on a balance hormones we want to look at what can we do.