Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Perimenopause & Menopause: How to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

Navigate Perimenopause + Menopause Naturally|Women's Hormone Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Perimenopause is rough on many women. Menopause too. As a woman, one’s sense of equanimity can feel under attack starting in your forties, sometimes earlier. As your ovaries start to run out of ripe eggs, progesterone drops, and it’s harder to soothe yourself. Cravings increase. Many women, myself included, feel less stress resilient. Then there’s…

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Why do Hormone Imbalances Happen?

Hormone imbalance stems from various factors. In fact, symptoms and sensations you might consider normal as an aging woman are actually from broken hormones that can easily be fixed with some lifestyle adjustments. Here are the main culprits causing hormonal troubles: Stress Hormone imbalance is far too common these days. The main culprit is chronic…

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Hormones: A Problem Worth Fixing

Stress is inevitable but how we deal with it and whether it causes further hormone imbalances is not. In order to help you balance your hormones naturally, lose weight, and feel grounded and happy, I wrote my first book, The Hormone Cure. This new Q&A about it will tell you why I wrote it, how…

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How To Balance Your Hormones At Any Age

How To Balance Your Hormones At Any Age |Balance Your Hormones|Sara Gottfried MD

As a woman, you’re on a hormonal roller coaster ride most of your life. My books The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, Younger  and my latest, Brain Body Diet were born of my passion to help women, one hormone at a time. I want to help you do that so you can stay looking and feeling…

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7 Steps to Stop Vaginal Dryness

7 Steps to Stop Vaginal Dryness | Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Do you often feel dry “down there”? Vaginal dryness is a common condition for many women. In fact, if you are on the Pill, you’re 25 percent more likely to have vaginal dryness. Another major cause is perimenopause or menopause. Whether from age or the Pill, the vagina can degenerate as estrogen and/or testosterone (yes,…

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How to Overcome PMS and Painful Periods

You’re crampy and crabby, bloated and bothered. You sense that it’s that time of month again, and whoops! – you better buy tampons. Many of us view our periods as a routine nuisance. For some, the premenstrual and menstrual symptoms are particularly daunting: sore breasts, extreme mood swings, insatiable cravings, migraines, heavy blood flow, or…

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8 Ways Birth Control Pills Might be Harming Your Health

8 ways birth control pills might be harming your health |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Millions of women take birth control pills (BCP) for contraception and/or to treat an underlying hormone imbalance. BCPs block ovulation and thicken your cervical mucus so that sperm have a reduced chance of meeting up with a fertilized egg. But are they a good idea? That depends. As a gynecologist practicing functional medicine, I have…

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