With summer here in our beautiful city, having digestive symptoms such as abdominal bloating, gas, acid reflux and overall indigestion can be frustrating. Clothes may fit tighter due to bloating, Some people may not be able to enjoy outdoor barbeques for fear of indigestion or acid reflux. Continue reading
At Vitalia Health Care, I like to review functional health factors that may impede the growth of hair.
One treatment I may include is the topical application of medications, or supplements.
Rogaine (Minoxidil) is a commonly known topical agent to reduce the amount of hair loss. While many clients do not notice significant growth from the use of this medication, it is quite common for them to notice increased shedding once discontinuing, meaning it has been helping prevent the hair loss. Two common concerns with using Rogaine is scalp irritation and finding it leaves a grease texture to the scalp/hair. The reason for this is Rogaine contains propylene glycol. At a compounding pharmacy it can be requested to omit this compound. Continue reading
Fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair, low mood and constipation are some of the classic symptoms of low thyroid hormone. Sometimes hypothyroidism is caused by high stress even though the thyroid gland is working perfectly. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
In past newsletters I frequently write about ways to improve digestive health and reduce a bloated belly. With summer just around the corner, this is a great time to discuss constipation and its impact on your health including a bloated belly.
Many adults and children suffer from constipation. Approximately 1 in 4 Canadians experience constipation. Continue reading
National women’s health week traditionally starts on Mother’s day, but we think that women deserve more than a week! As spring blossoms and we start cleansing our homes and our closets, a special consideration should be made about our health. Continue reading
Its April. Here in Vancouver we are definitely ready for spring and sunshine. At this time of the year, many people are hitting the gyms, getting on healthy eating plans and have weight loss on their mind. After all, summer is just around the corner! Continue reading
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.
When I was in school my understanding of hormones, and what I was taught about them, was pretty basic. At the time I was quite content to learn specific physiological effects of the individual hormones, commit them to memory, and hope to remember all I had learned for the future. Continue reading
Despite routine thyroid testing, many people with a thyroid condition go undiagnosed. Typical symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, low mood, hair loss, feeling cold, low energy, swelling or water retention, joint pain, brain fog, memory loss, infertility and irregular periods. Continue reading