Between 1940 and about 1980, millions of pregnant women were given high doses of the artificial estrogen DES in a misguided attempt to prevent miscarriages, a drug that’s been shown to cause female development in biological males across a wide range of animal species.While both the mothers given the drug and their daughters who were […]
Although hypertension has become almost exclusively used to indicate high blood pressure, it is worth examining the true underlying meaning. The prefix “hyper” is from the Greek, meaning over or above. Tension is defined as “the state of being stretched tight”. Perhaps then it is worth looking at how this applies to blood pressure.When a […]
Hormones Matter has become a valuable resource for thousands of medical professionals and patients everywhere. Our writers are volunteers; patients share their stories and researchers and physicians share their insight and time. We provide a much-needed forum for open and honest discussions about health, illness, medications, and treatments prescribed to women, men, and children.Over the […]
A recent paper published in Science Translational Medicine, provides preliminary evidence that the H1N1 Flu Vaccine Pandemrix can evoke immune system mediated damage to the orexin – hypocretin neurons and induce narcolepsy in individuals with a particular genetic variant. The orexin – hypocretin neurons were only recently discovered in the mid 1990s, by two separate […]
If you’ve ever glanced at yourself in a reflection and thought, “I can stand to lose a few pounds,” you are in the company of many people around the world who spend a substantial amount of time and effort to shed the fat. Also, you may share the disappointment of those who lost, but did […]
As we approach the end of 2017, let us vow to make 2018 better. Love extravagantly and be a light for someone.From all of us at Hormones Matter, we wish you the very best for the new year. Related posts: No related posts.
“Don’t forget to breathe, girls!” Growing up I took dance lessons from Dancey Nancy, the only dance teacher in our small, rural town. This was before yoga was trendy, and I would guess it still hasn’t reached the cornfields of Indiana quite yet. “Don’t forget to breathe,” Nancy would always remind us in her peppy […]
Chronic lower back discomfort. Stiff neck. Pelvic floor dysfunction such as pain with intercourse or urinary incontinence. Inability to sit squarely or for long periods of time. Pain with bowel movements. These are symptoms I see commonly grouped together in patients coming for treatment. What’s the connection?The tailbone.Although it is a common site of injury, […]