Understanding the Impact of Intermittent Fasting in Women

As a nurse practitioner, one of the key aspects of my practice is empowering women to take charge of their health through informed choices. Intermittent fasting (IF) has gained significant popularity in recent years as a strategy for weight loss and overall well-being. Intermittent fasting patterns vary but often involve extended periods without food followed […]

Women Need Testosterone Too!

Testosterone, often associated with masculinity, plays a crucial role in both men and women. While women naturally have lower levels than men, the impact of testosterone on female health is significant. Understanding the effects of low testosterone in women, the risks and benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), as well as various forms of TRT […]

A Spotlight on Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

February is not only the month of love but also a time to focus on matters of the heart – quite literally. Heart Health Month serves as a crucial reminder to prioritize cardiovascular well-being, and one aspect that often deserves more attention is the increased risk of heart disease during menopause. Menopause is a natural […]

Balancing Hormones: The Symphony for Women’s Well-being

In the intricate orchestra of a woman’s body, hormones play the role of skilled musicians, each contributing to the symphony of health and vitality. While discussions often lean towards specific hormones like estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone, it’s crucial to recognize that these hormonal players work collaboratively, and a delicate balance is key to overall well-being. […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Its Positive Impact on Cholesterol Levels in Women

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has long been a topic of discussion in the medical field, especially regarding its impact on women’s health. While HRT is often associated with alleviating symptoms of menopause, recent studies have shed light on another potential benefit – the positive effect on cholesterol levels in women. So let’s get into the […]

Hormone Series Part 1; What are hormones anyway?

Hormones are a “Vytal” part of the body, and the range of functions they affect is evident throughout the body. Think of them like messengers that tell your body what to do and when to do it. Hormones are made by several different glands, organs and tissues, many of which belong to the endocrine system. […]

Perimenopause and Menopause – The Great Unknown

Women’s reproductive needs change as they age. When you are young, it is all puberty, acne, and menstrual cycles. Then, you hit your early adult years and it is birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy (in no specific order). You get busy taking care of kids, pursuing a career, etc. And before you know […]