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Hormonal changes in menopause: Is it all downhill from here?

The last several weeks, this blog has discussed hormones during the reproductive cycle  as well as neuro-endo connections (e.g.  serotonin, estradiol, testosterone, dopamine, progesterone, and GABA).  This week we will look at hormonal changes approaching menopause. Around age 38 the … Continue reading

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Temperature fluctuations: due to weather seasons or seasons of change within you?

The seasons have just changed and temperatures have dropped.  Everyone feels comfortable at different temperatures, and right now in Wisconsin, it’s not uncommon to see some people wearing winter jackets while others are wearing shorts.  During menopause, a woman’s temperature comfort … Continue reading

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The roller coaster of female hormones – are you enjoying the ride?

Every woman has probably experienced at some point the decreased patience or craving for chocolate that can occur once a month.  It is well known that women have a monthly cycle in which there are hormonal variations, but do you … Continue reading

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Sorry Dracula, but blood isn’t the only way to test hormones

Hormones are found in a variety of biological fluids including saliva, cerebral spinal fluid, blood, serum and urine.  Saliva and serum are the most popular forms for testing, although they represent different forms of hormones.  Saliva represents the free (unbound) … Continue reading

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