September is PCOS awareness month. PCOS is often a lifelong condition that can have grievous mental and physical symptoms including:
Do you suffer from mood swings, water retention, headaches, brain fog, fatigue or anxiety about a week or two before you period? These menstrual related symptoms can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life.
During recent months, the number of Canadians who report they are having higher levels of anxiety has increased significantly. A survey conducted by Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC.ca) reported a quadrupling of high levels of anxiety and doubling of high levels of depression through the pandemic.
Now is the time to figure out your hormonal patterns!
Life has temporarily shifted for most people quiet drastically. Busy lifestyles can cause us to overlook the subtle hints that our bodies might be out of balance. For women in particular, menstrual cycles can provide huge clues to hormone imbalances of progesterone, estrogen, thyroid, cortisol, testosterone and insulin levels. Perhaps by taking the time to observe and record symptoms that are thought to be normal or “just part of life”, we can determine what is out of balance and then, more importantly, how to re-balance.
The topic of this article today is our liver and the role it plays in our hormone health. Many of us do not realize how important our liver health is when it comes to our hormones.
Hair thinning as we age is concerning, however, rest assured that it is quite normal. The majority of men will begin to notice thinning in their mid-thirties, although some will begin this process much younger. Women, begin to notice thinning in their 40’s and don’t tend to experience the same extent of loss as men.
One of the most frustrating aspects of weight loss is when results are not achieved despite doing everything “right”. I regularly hear about weight loss struggles even with personal training 4-5 times per week doing high intensity workouts and eating a sugar-free, low carb diet.
Low libido or low sex drive is a common complaint in both men and women. A low libido can be caused by many different factors. Both sex hormones and stress hormones may affect your libido.
The Vancouver Thyroid Centre (a division of Vitalia Healthcare) is proud to support Thyroid Awareness month as recognized by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the blue paisley ribbon campaign.