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Late puberty exercise and nutrition plan?

Late puberty exercise and nutrition plan?

Consult nutritionist: A number of factors affect onset of puberty, including genetics and environment. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen before and during puberty is essential for optimal development. At the peak of adolescence, nutritional demands can be twice as high as the remaining years of adolescence, so best to talk to your doctor about diet/exercise to ensure adequate nutrients and fitness. Best ...Read more

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Perimenopause (Definition)

A condition that occurs when a woman's estrogen levels start to decline, periods become irregular, and hot flashes may begin, accompanied by mood swings and other ...Read more


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Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more

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34 y/o female w/hormone imbalance, endo, Hashi's. Symptoms poss. early menopause. Seeking low-risk and natural hormone replacement therapy. Advice?

34 y/o female w/hormone imbalance, endo, Hashi's. Symptoms poss. early menopause. Seeking low-risk and natural hormone replacement therapy. Advice?

Hormone imbalance?: Not sure what you mean by hormone imbalance. If you are having regular periods, you do not have any significant female hormone imbalance, and should not be on any female hormone replacement. If you are not getting your period, you should see your gynecologist first. ...Read more

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Will taking hormone replacement therapy causes iatrogenic menstruation in menopaused women?

Will taking hormone replacement therapy causes iatrogenic menstruation in menopaused women?

Usually no: During the time a woman is perimenopausal hormonal manipulation can cause some spotting or bleeding depending on how the hormones are dosed. Once a woman is truly menopausal hrt does not usually cause menstruation. Vaginal bleeding in the post-menopausal woman is considered abnormal & worthy of investigation. ...Read more

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Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Other teens: Forgive my frankness. You're right to want the best for them. If you're a parent, nagging your teen about food choices and fitness will be ignored and resented. A parent may have some good impact if they life a fitness-focused lifestyle themselves. Otherwise, favorable peer pressure is what gets teens to eat wisely & exercise; of the two, exercise is far more important for health. ...Read more

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Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

See below: I am not an expert on exercise, nutrition, or apps. In looking up news stories on reportedly good nutrition and exercise apps, here is a link to an example of what may exist. See if it helps you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/fitness-weight-loss-nutrition-apps_n_1371705.html#s803229&title=striiv. ...Read more

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Are you in perimenopause or climacteric before menopause?

Are you in perimenopause or climacteric before menopause?

Both: Peri-menopause is defined as the variable period of time "around" or leading up to menopause (the full cessation of menstural function x 1 year). Climacteric is described as the perimenopausal time when reproductive functions slow and then cease and many of the classic symptoms develop- hot flashes, weight gain, fatigue, diminished libido, mood changes, bone loss- terms can be used interchangably. ...Read more

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Black cohosh or bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream to help balance hormones in perimenopause?

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Black cohosh or bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream to help balance hormones in perimenopause?

No data.: Bio-identical hormones is a topic vastly argued in our field. As it stands now, you should be cautious using bio-identical hormones because there is no control over how they are mixed and produced, and there is no data about what is a safe and efficacious formulation and dosage. Speak with your doctor about this for a more in depth conversation and to determine if it is actually needed for you. ...Read more

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Will taking thyroid medication during perimenopause help improve perimenopause symptoms?

Will taking thyroid medication during perimenopause help improve perimenopause symptoms?

If you: Take the correct amount of brand name T4 replacement to return your thyroid levels to normal, you will return your metabolic rate to normal -- and then your symptoms will be whatever they would have been if you didn't have a thyroid problem to begin with. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement therapy using estradiol and progesterone cause weight gain?

Does hormone replacement therapy using estradiol and progesterone cause weight gain?

No: Not consistently anyway. Women going through menopause often gain some weight, so it commonly gets blamed on hrt. ...Read more

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Are you in perimenopause or premature menopause at 38?

Are you in perimenopause or premature menopause at 38?

Depends: Premature menopause means you stopped having your period for over one year at an early age (around 40 or younger). Perimenopause is the time before menopause when women can experience menopausal symptoms, but still have periods (albeit irregular). This can last about 1-6 years for most women. So if you are still have a period you &having symptoms your are perimenopausal. ...Read more

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Menopause after hysterectomy weight gain tired knee and ankle.Foot pain no estrogen pill what supplementes work best?

Menopause after hysterectomy weight gain tired knee and ankle.Foot pain no estrogen pill what supplementes work best?

Why no estrogen?: Have you considered estrogen replacement therapy? Do you have any medical conditions like blood clotting disorders or breast cancer that prevent this? Supplements are hit and miss. No good data to say that any are terrific. Black cohash is one of the more well studied but even this does not do much better than placebo (fake medicine). Careful as not all supps are same. Seek out quality products. ...Read more

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Early menapause at 38? Irregular periods, hair loss, zero sex drive, irritability, fatigue, weight gain, tender breasts. First period at age 11.

Early menapause at 38?  Irregular periods, hair loss, zero sex drive, irritability, fatigue, weight gain, tender breasts. First period at age 11.

Perimenopause: Most women have a period before menopause that is a transitional time and can have some or all of your symptoms. When they begin before 40 it is considered early, but not necessarily abnormal to have this happen in your mid 30's. Ask your doctor for an exam to reassure yourself or to discover if anything is a problem. You may just be a bit avant garde. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can natural hormone replacement therapy cause weight gain?

Can natural hormone replacement therapy cause weight gain?

Yes if unbalanced: The key to natural hormone replacement is balance. If balanced you should gain weight no more easily than you did when you were younger if you are eating a proper diet and exercising to maintain adequate muscle mass. Muscle mass controls your metabolic rate. Too much Estradiol or Progesterone can cause weight gain. Too much testosterone can boost appetite. ...Read more

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What role does estrogen and progesterone play in menopause?

What role does estrogen and progesterone play in menopause?

Menopause: Menopause is brought about by the changing balance of sex hormones. Usually estrogen has decreased to a low level and Progesterone as is decreased. The changing levels of hormones cause the symptoms of menopause. ...Read more

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Will hormone replacement therapy following menopause restore the normal menstrual cycles in a woman?

Will hormone replacement therapy following menopause restore the normal menstrual cycles in a woman?

It can: Menstrual cycles can be restored if the cycling of estrogen and Progesterone are designed to do that. Generally, by simulating premenstrual hormonal levels through replacement, menstrual cycles can be maintained. ...Read more

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What is perimenopause?

What is perimenopause?

Timearound menapause: Perimenopause is the menopause transition years in a woman;s life. That is to say, it is the time in a woman's life where her periods are starting to change and will eventually stop. ...Read more

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 what is perimenopause?

 what is perimenopause?

Perimenopause: That period of time between normal female menstrual cycles and menopause. During this period of time hormone balance may change causing numerous symptom in women. This can be from early 30s to early 50s. ...Read more

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What is perimenopause all about?

Hormone balance: Basically, the ovary becomes dysfunctional past a certain age, which is why women are less fertile at 35 than they are at 25. Most hormones affect one another so that as we age, we become imbalanced. This can lead to the symptoms commonly referred to as perimenopause. They are treatable and reversible. While depression may be present, it almost never is the sole culprit of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more