Michael Platt
What Causes Hot Flashes and How to Treat Them?

What Causes Hot Flashes and How to Treat Them?

It is not unusual for women to experience hot flashes either in the perimenopause or the post-menopause. In almost all cases, it is treated with some type of estrogen, preferably estradiol. However, very often this might provide a reduction in the severity of hot flashes, but does not cure the problem. The frequency and intensity of hot flashes vary among women and can last up to 10 years. The best approach to dealing with any problem is to treat the cause of the issue. When it comes to hot flashes, one of the most common associated findings is the release...

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Michael Platt
Hormones & Weightloss

Hormones & Weightloss

  Hormones control every system in the body, and they certainly have a significant impact on a person’s weight. As a brief summary of what these hormones are, consider the following: Thyroid: Thyroid controls metabolism in every cell of the body, and a low level can contribute to fat deposition all over the body. Cracked heels, poor nails, and a body temperature of 97 or below are suggestive signs of a low thyroid level.Estrogen/Insulin:Excess levels of estrogen can lead to increased fat around the hips, thighs, and buttocks. An increase in insulin puts on fat around the middle.Leptin: Leptin is...

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