We will explore how women are different from men when it comes to their health. From menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, heart health, and beyond. Clearly, we know women are different from men; however, when it comes to your health, just how different? From menstruation to menopause and beyond, we women are presented with a unique health experience. Whether its pregnancy, PMS, fatigue, or osteoporosis, often hormones are involved in a big way. We now know that heart disease is a bigger concern for women than we thought, especially in the postmenopausal years, due to the decrease in estrogen levels. Osteoporosis as well as elevated cholesterol also becomes an issue for many women during these years. Usually a discussion of women’s hormones is often only about estrogen and progesterone. What about the other hormones? Today women’s fast-paced lives have led to an overabundance of adrenal burnout, which is often the reason so many women are exhausted. Insulin resistance is also on the rise with high starch and sugar foods being over consumed or worse yet—meals being missed—causing often dangerous fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance and adrenal stress levels can be determined through blood and salivary testing (for adrenals). I also… Read full this story
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