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8 Ways Your Thyroid Could Be Mimicking Hormone Issues

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

If you are dealing with common hormonal symptoms like hair loss, weight gain, and fatigue, you may find yourself wondering whether you are dealing with normal female hormonal issues or thyroid problems. Common thyroid hormones like TSH, Free T3, Free T4, and Reverse T3 can mimic the effects of an imbalance in female hormones. Figuring out the difference is important if you are going to maximize your health and use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) effectively.

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Migraines, Mental Fog, and Mood Swings: Are They Connected?

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Fri, Dec 11, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Migraines, mental fog, and mood swings are symptoms that very commonly occur together. They often appear, typically along with other symptoms, at times of hormonal change. Women may experience these symptoms around the time of their menstrual period, during or after pregnancy, with use or cessation of oral contraceptives, and during the menopausal transition, for instance. Men may experience them as an effect of andropause. So what's the connection between hormonal imbalance and these symptoms?

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Feeling Your Best for the Holidays: Are You Ready?

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

The holiday season is here once again. Are you ready? As much as we look forward to the trappings of the season and celebrating with family and friends, the hustle and bustle of it all can be quite taxing – even more so if you're not feeling your best.

This is why issues like hormonal imbalances often come to the forefront at this time of year. This condition can make you feel exhausted, irritable, and overall unwell – which certainly doesn't make it easy to make the most of this busy season.

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Tags: hormonal imbalance