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Articles posted by drjulinda

What’s Happening to Your Hormones

drjulinda May 10, 2018

What’s Happening to Your Hormones

Menopause represents the end of a woman’s reproductive life. Girls are born with a fixed number of immature egg cells in each ovary. Over the course of the reproductive lifespan the brain, or more accurately pituitary gland, communicates with the ovaries. Hormones are released from the pituitary gland which stimulate…
Dementia and Cognoscopy

drjulinda Apr 19, 2018

Dementia and Cognoscopy

What is Dementia: Dementia is a debilitating disease not only for the sufferers but also for the caregivers.  Victims of the disease may suffer from classic Alzheimer’s disease but dementia can also be related to poor blood vessel health, almost like a heart attack of the brain.  Other contributing factors towards dementia…
Acne

drjulinda Mar 26, 2018

Acne

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition and typically affects teens and young adults. About 20% of young patients with acne continue to struggle with the condition even as they get older. Hormone-induced production of sebaceous material from the glands of the skin contributes to acne and hence the appearance of…
Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

drjulinda Mar 26, 2018

Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

What is Gluten? It is a protein that is found in wheat, rye and barley. Gliadin is part of this protein and it is gliadin that is responsible for many of the reactions to gluten.   Gluten Sensitivity (Non-Celiac) This covers a broad range of disease. Some patients may meet…
Common FAQs regarding Menopause

drjulinda Jan 23, 2018

Common FAQs regarding Menopause

What is Menopause? Menopause occurs a year after a woman experiences her last menstrual period. Therefore, it is only a term that is used in hindsight. The menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive lifespan. A woman is born with a fixed number of eggs in her two ovaries…
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy All About?

drjulinda Jan 23, 2018

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy All About?

If I see a doctor, does it mean I have to start on Hormone Replacement Therapy? No, seeing a doctor is about understanding your condition and getting accurate information to cope and to ensure you keep healthy as the change in hormones may affect your risk of other diseases such…
The “What”, “When” and “How” of Andropause

drjulinda Jan 23, 2018

The “What”, “When” and “How” of Andropause

What is Andropause? Andropause is a term used to define the period in a man’s life where there are symptoms related to a decline in active testosterone. These symptoms may include fatigue, increasing weight especially around the middle, mood swings and depression, decrease in exercise tolerance, decline in sexual interest…
3 Things to Know about Testosterone Replacement

drjulinda Jan 23, 2018

3 Things to Know about Testosterone Replacement

How is Testosterone Replaced? In very mild cases of andropause, exercise and changing your diet along with supplements may help to increase testosterone levels. In others, testosterone replacement may be considered. Testosterone may be replaced via different methods including injections, creams, troches or suppositories. Oral testosterone is not usually advised…