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The Risks of Drinking Alcohol When Trying to Get Pregnant
A new study sheds light on the risk of women drinking alcohol while trying to conceive. The study on laboratory rats found an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in the offspring of rats that were given alcohol around the time of conception.
Untreated Low Thyroid Function During Pregnancy Can Cause Trouble
Untreated hypothyroidism in pregnancy is linked to high blood pressure, preterm birth, miscarriage and even fetal death. Now new research from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center says more follow-up screening and treatment may help head off serious outcomes for mom and baby.
Carrying a Boy May Increase Mom’s Risk of Gestational Diabetes
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has found that the gender of the baby is a risk factor for developing gestational diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes: A Risk Factor for Autism?
Women who develop gestational diabetes early in their pregnancy have a slightly higher risk of having a child diagnosed with autism, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Learn the best ways to manage diabetes if you're diagnosed during pregnancy.
Earlier Age at Menopause Linked to Chemicals in Common Household Products and the Environment
Women with high levels of certain chemicals in their body experience menopause 2 to 4 years earlier than women with lower levels of chemicals known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. These chemicals are found in the environment as well as common household items and beauty products.
Hormone Therapy Is Safe in Transgender Adults When Carefully Monitored
This review of current studies suggests that transgender hormone therapy is relatively safe for most people. The harms that do exist are relatively rare and can often be avoided with monitoring.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Is it right for you?
If you have menopause symptoms and are considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT), read to this article to learn more.
Perimenopause and Menopause Overview
Menopause is a normal part of aging. It refers to the time when ovarian reproductive function ends—when a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs and making the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Perimenopause and menopause symptoms and medications are explained, including important lifestyle changes.
Low Testosterone Treatments
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
The most common treatment for low testosterone (also called male hypogonadism) is testosterone replacement therapy. This should address the symptoms associated with low testosterone, such as low sex drive and poor erections. Learn about your testosterone options in this article.
Low Testosterone Diagnosis
How Doctors Diagnose Male Hypogonadism
To diagnose low testosterone (male hypogonadism), the doctor will talk to you about your symptoms, medical history, and family medical history. There will also be tests, such as a blood test to check testosterone levels.
What Is Low Testosterone?
Male Hypogonadism Symptoms and Causes
Low testosterone, also called male hypogonadism, can be a very concerning medical condition. It can affect sex drive. Article covers low testosterone symptoms and causes.
Menopause Drugs and Medications
Treating Hot Flashes, Bone Loss, and Vaginal Dryness
Your doctor will help create a menopause treatment plan for you. Learn more about treatments for hot flashes, bone loss, and vaginal dryness in this article.
Healthy Lifestyle Habits During Menopause
Exercising and Quitting Smoking Will Ease the Transition
Healthy habits, such as exercising, eating a balanced diet, and quitting smoking, are effective ways to manage menopause symptoms. Healthy lifestyle choices will not just improve your menopause transition but your overall quality of life.
Menopause Causes
Aging Isn’t the Only Cause of Menopause
In most cases, menopause is caused by the natural aging process. Over time, the ovaries gradually produce less estrogen and progesterone. But certain medical procedures, such as a total hysterectomy, and rare ovarian conditions can also trigger it.
Alternative and Natural Treatments for Menopause
Dietary Supplements, Phytoestrogens, and Vitamin E
There are a variety of alternative treatments available that may reduce menopause symptoms. However, alternative medicine has not been scientifically proven, so its true effectiveness is unknown. Article lists alternative therapies for menopause.
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