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HORMONE BALANCE: The Key to Health

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HORMONE BALANCE: The Key to Health

By ZRT Laboratory.  Most hormones are produced by a group of glands known collectively as the endocrine system. Even though these glands are located in various parts of the body, they are considered one system because of their similar functions and relationship to each other. Hormones are secreted into the bloodstream by these glands. From there, they travel to all parts of the body playing the role of chemical messengers turning specific target tissues on or off. Because they can’t be stored in the cells, hormones do their work as they pass through and then they’re gone. As a result,...

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Trials of HRT Started in Early Menopause - Research Updates

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Trials of HRT Started in Early Menopause - Research Updates

One of the primary objectives of the Women's Health Initiative was to see if postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) improved long-term risk of coronary heart disease, among other chronic diseases. However, the combined estrogen/progestin (Prempro) arm was halted in 2002, citing that the participants’ risk of cardiovascular disease outweighed any potential benefit of HRT in the prevention of colorectal cancer and bone fracture [1]. The conjugated equine estrogen (CEE)-only arm was also halted in 2004 citing no improvement in heart disease risk but an increased incidence of stroke, and no benefit in terms of fractures, although there was a reduced breast...

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Navigating the Challenges of Hormone Replacement Therapy Dosing

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Navigating the Challenges of Hormone Replacement Therapy Dosing

Over 25 million women a year worldwide will enter menopause and make a decision about hormone replacement therapy. For healthcare practitioners, what dosage and what formulation these hormones take is open to debate. After many years of teaching and talking to practitioners, I’ve learned that: there are many strategies for approaching dosages, everyone thinks that theirs is the best, most of them work well for many patients but not all, and that we really, really need more research. There is very little to no research on different dosing strategies. Standard bioidentical hormones have research behind them, but they are looking at serum testing and...

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Impact of Excersise on Your Brain

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Impact of Excersise on Your Brain

HORMONE LAB IS OFFICIAL TEST PROVIDER OF ZRT LABORATORY Click to see Saliva Hormone Test Kits Click to see Dried Blood Hormone Test Kits Click to see Dried Urine Hormone Test Kits Original of this article was published on ZRT Laboratory Blog.  It is well known fact that “sitting is the new smoking,” and that our health suffers greatly from being lazy and inactivity. The human body was meant to be in motion at least for an hour or two a day, and this is known to keep the cardiovascular system tuned up as well as preventing excessive weight gain....

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