Is it menopause or could it be your thyroid?

When women in their 40s and 50s notice a drop in energy, changes to sleep patterns, an increase in depressed moods and unexplained weight gain, they often chalk it up to the beginnings of menopause – but could the real culprit be a thyroid disorder? Hypothyroidism is a condition caused by an underactive thyroid not 

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Could DHEA provide a piece of the puzzle for infertile women?

A recent study by the University of Edinburgh has found that introducing DHEA to the lining of the womb doubles the level of a protein that directly affects how well fertilised eggs are implanted. The research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Fertility and Sterility in February could potentially help scientists develop new treatments for infertility, 

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Why you should only use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy on your doctor’s advice

If you’ve ever googled ‘bioidentical hormone replacement therapy’ you will have seen your search engine fill with ads from overseas websites selling cheap ‘natural estrogen’ and similar products. These websites are tempting with their low prices and to-your-door delivery, and if it’s ‘natural’ it couldn’t possibly harm you, right? Wrong. Any kind of hormone replacement 

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