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How to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Posted by Madison Kiley, RN on May 21, 2018 2:02:49 PM

Affecting men at any age, erectile dysfunction is not, contrary to popular belief, a problem associated with aging. Instead, ED is usually attributed to underlying health issues common to older men, such as hormone imbalances (low testosterone), circulatory conditions (blood vessel/heart disease) and nervous system disorders. Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease are also leading causes of erectile dysfunction in men over 40 years old. In addition, blood pressure, prostate cancer, and ulcer medications are known to interfere with the ability of men to achieve and sustain erections. 1

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Topics: Hormone Therapy, Erectile Dysfunction

Can Hormone Replacement Help If I'm Already Past Menopause?

Posted by Tina Jones, N.P. on Jul 1, 2015 1:38:00 PM

The irreversible and permanent cessation of monthly menstrual cycles is referred to as menopause. In other words, menopause marks the end of the reproductive capacity of a female as a result of biochemical and hormonal changes in the body. The transition to complete menopause may take approximately 15 years (long before the actual cessation of menstrual cycles).

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Topics: Hormone Therapy, Menopause

The True Connection Between Your Hormones and Weight Gain

Posted by Tina Jones, N.P. on May 11, 2015 8:17:00 AM

Human metabolism is complex and involves optimal balance of several endocrine hormones. Put simply, abnormal changes in your hormones can greatly affect energy consumption, metabolism and energy expenditure, leading to weight gain or obesity.

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Topics: Hormone Therapy, Hormone Imbalance

Why Am I So Tired? How to Fight Fatigue

Posted by Tina Jones, N.P. on May 1, 2015 11:06:00 AM

Fatigue is one of the primary complaints leading women to seek solutions to restore their quality of life. The intensity, severity and scope of low energy levels vary from case to case; but based on a recent study, approximately 50 -75% menopausal females report moderate discomfort in performing their day-to-day activities because of low motivation and poor energy levels.

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Topics: Hormone Therapy, Bioidentical Hormones

Feeling Grumpy? Here's How You Can Conquer Mood Swings

Posted by Tina Jones, N.P. on Mar 18, 2015 3:31:00 PM

Mood swing are clinically defined as "extreme and unexplained fluctuations in the mood that interferes with the physical, social and professional aspects of a person’s life". In other words, individuals who are experiencing these symptoms tend to overreact or respond irrationally to a given stimuli.

Mood swings are very common in menopause; mainly because reproductive hormones like estrogen are known to influence mood and emotional behavior with the help of neurotransmitters and chemical regulation. However, once estrogen secretion decreases significantly (such as in menopausal women), the chemical imbalance causes changes in mood that may range from occasional outbursts of anger and irritability to extreme sadness and depression.

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Topics: Hormone Therapy

How Does Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Relieve the Symptoms of Menopause?

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When you enter menopause, you are at risk for a wide array of discomforts. These symptoms are the result of your ovaries no longer producing progesterone, testosterone and estrogen. To alleviate your symptoms, you have to replace these hormones at the right dose. This is where bio-identical hormone therapy comes in. Understanding how it works will help you to make the right choice to treat your menopause symptoms.

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Topics: Hormone Therapy, Menopause

What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Posted by Tina Jones, N.P. on Feb 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

When men start to experience the symptoms of "low t", they seek out a solution to restore their youth and vitality. Testosterone replacement therapy works to restore lost hormones so that issues like erectile dysfunction, reduced muscle mass and sleep apnea do not occur. This is critical because when men start to lose this hormone, they enter a state referred to as andropause. This is similar to female menopause and it can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Understanding the benefits of hormone replacement therapy allows you to make the right decision for your health.

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Topics: Hormone Therapy, Testosterone

Is Natural Testosterone Therapy Safe?

Posted by Tina Jones, N.P. on Feb 22, 2015 12:30:00 PM

There are many types of natural testosterone therapy, which calls for differentiation between them to fully answer the question as to whether they are safe. When you are looking into natural options, you want to find one that replaces low testosterone with something that is identical to the hormone. Bio-identical hormone therapy, for example, replaces testosterone with plant-derived substances that are identical to the testosterone that the body already produces.

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Topics: Hormone Therapy, Testosterone

Improving Your Quality of Life During Menopause

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Bio-identical hormone therapy is an increasingly popular option for alleviating the signs and symptoms of menopause. We use natural hormones instead of the synthetic ones that are present in traditional hormone replacement therapy. This ensures a higher level of efficacy and safety for women using them. It is important to know how this therapy impacts your quality of life so that you can make the best choice for your health.

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Topics: Hormone Therapy, Menopause, Bioidentical Hormones

Can Testosterone Therapy Promote Youth and Vitality?

Posted by Tina Jones, N.P. on Feb 10, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Testosterone therapy works to replace the testosterone that gets lost with age. This is important because when you start to lose testosterone, it can affect your physical and sexual vitality. Things like fatigue and erectile dysfunction are not uncommon as testosterone levels decrease. It is important to replace the lost testosterone in order to avoid the negative effects and maintain your youthful vitality.

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Topics: Hormone Therapy, Testosterone

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Renew Health and Wellness

We are an alternative & holistic health clinic located in Richmond, Fredericksburg and Ashburn, VA specializing in bio-natural hormone replacement therapy. Our mission is two-fold: to help women and men regain their vitality and quality of life, and to deliver exceptional care with integrity.

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