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Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, Anger & Rage, Irregular or Missing Periods, Infertility, Low Sex Drive, Depression, Eating Disorders

WHAT DO ALL OF THESE HAVE IN COMMON? HORMONES!

By Linda M. Rio, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist

WELCOME! This site is dedicated to providing reliable information for those who want to be informed about their bodies and the hormonal system that affects us all. 

Men and women, children and teens are affected by hormones. Hormones are amazing components of our bodies and when in the right balance help our physical and mental health function properly. Hormones are important and necessary for growth and health. 

Physical imbalances and disturbances within the hormonal system do, however, occur frequently and can lead to ill mental and physical health and even changes in the outward appearance of the body. Behavior, mental/emotional changes can occur as well that can lead to tension within a marriage, the family, social and work relationships. The information on this site comes from some of the top medical and mental health experts in the world. Also, sometimes hormonal problems, or those "raging hormones", are an indication of a deeper medical issue that needs to be dealt with by properly trained physicians and mental health professionals.

Additional information on such issues can be found at www.pituitary.org.

When things seem to be going awry or just not functioning well we are sometimes told "Just deal with it"... or "Just loose weight"..."Go on a diet"... "Exercise more"..."It's all in your head"...or we say to ourselves, "It's just my raging hormones"! And by viewing this site you have taken the first step toward empowering yourself with information and resources necessary toward feeling better!

Bodybuilders Bulk Up Using.....Cancer Drugs?

Published: Jan 16, 2014 on MedPage Today
By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Noah Thomas' tattooed biceps are almost 18 inches around, to hear him tell it. His YouTube channel is full of advice for other weight lifters on how to build muscle. In at least one video, he demonstrates how he injects testosterone.

In another, Thomas talks about a side effect of having too much testosterone: high estrogen levels. Too much of this "female" hormone could lead to a host of well-known problems among bodybuilders -- gynecomastia, low sex drive.

Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause

MONDAY, Nov. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of the hormone estrogen are not to blame for mood swings and poor memory after menopause, a new study suggests.

Based on this finding, the researchers believe there's no reason to use hormone replacement therapy to boost mental well-being after periods stop.

"These study findings provide further evidence that a woman's decision about hormone therapy use during early postmenopause should be made independently of considerations about thinking abilities," said lead researcher Dr. Victor Henderson, a professor of neurology and neurological science at Stanford University in California.

HRT: A 'Complex' Risk-Benefit Profile

By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Reviewed by F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE; Instructor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse

The breast cancer risk seen with combination hormone therapy in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial persists in the long run, but estrogen alone may protect against it, according to long-term follow-up.

Over 13 years, the combination of estrogen and progestin (Prempro) was associated with a 28% increased risk of invasive breast cancer, comparable with the 24% greater risk seen in the original reporting of the trial, according to JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues.

Pfizer, Ligand get FDA nod for hot flash drug Duavee

Drug contains estrogen agonist, antagonist to reduce side effects

By Eric Palmer Original Article by Fierce Pharma 

Pfizer and partner ($PFE) Ligand Pharmaceuticals ($LGND) have gotten a new drug approved to treat hot flashes in some women with menopause. It's a potentially receptive market but one that has been made skittish by a decade of concerns over the ties between older hormone treatments and breast cancer.

The FDA Thursday gave the OK to Duavee for moderate-to-severe hot flashes related to menopause in women who haven't had a hysterectomy. It also was approved for prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. The FDA pointed out it is the first product that combines estrogen with estrogen agonist/antagonist bazedoxifene, which reduces the risk of endometrial hyperplasia.

"We know that many women currently experiencing menopausal symptoms are not receiving treatment and have not talked to their doctor about hormone therapy," said Dr. Gail Cawkwell, vice president of Pfizer medical affairs. "It is clear that the menopause dialogue needs to improve."