MEET ‘THE SISTERHOOD’

WOMEN’S HORMONE HEALTH

Many of us would be able to answer basic questions about our periods or how we are transitioning into menopause, such as “How painful is your period?” or “How many hot flashes do you have in a day?”

But do we really know why, how, where, or what is making us flush, turning us on, giving us cramps, making us moody, causing the acne, or inspiring the cravings?

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Women's Hormone Health Vancouver

WE THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SISTERHOOD. AKA. THE GROUP OF HORMONES THAT SUPPORT YOUR OPTIMAL WOMANHOOD.

In more formal terms, our sex hormones are part a system called the endocrine system. Your brain is the endocrine system’s vital control centre, telling your endocrine glands to produce messengers called hormones (aka. The Sisterhood). These hormones travel instantaneously to relay information to the millions of cells throughout your body. Gossip travels fast in The Sisterhood, and there are never any secrets – your body talks!

Our hormones are one of the most vital aspects of our human experience.  When they are balanced and stable you will feel on top of the world! Alternatively,  when they are out of whack and exploited you could feel like you just got run over by a semi-truck. Sound about right?

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WHAT CAUSES THE SISTERHOOD TO BE OUT OF BALANCE?

There are so many places things can go wrong in this process. Mainly:

  • Hormones can be slow and deficient or fast and in excess. 
  • The brain may be overwhelmed with feedback and lacking proper communication with the rest of the body. 
  • The cells maybe toxic or injured and unable to receive messages from your brain and other endocrine glands. 
  • When this happens, a patient will experience hormone havoc and in turn become symptomatic.
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WHAT DO YOU FEEL IN YOUR BODY?

ESTROGEN EXCESS

Acne
Depression
Fatigue
Irritability
Period Problem
Fluid Retention

ESTROGEN DEFICIENCY

Hot Flashes
Brain Fog
Painful Intercourse
Recurring Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary Incontinence
Vaginal Dryness

PROGESTERONE EXCESS

Breast Swelling & Pain
Depression/Low Mood
Oily Skin
Low Libido
Feeling Tired or Drowsy

PROGESTERONE DEFICIENCY

Anxiety
Difficulty Handling Stress
Heavy Periods
Recurring Miscarriage
Water Retention
Weight Gain on Abdomen

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