Self-Care is Health Care

When was the last time you took time to focus on you? It is not uncommon for women to give all of their time and energy to family and friends and forget that their personal health—mental and physical—is important too. After all, how can you care for those that you love the most if you’re not at your best? AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Self Care SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL After a year of improvising and finding new ways to do just about everything, women are suffering more than ever. When there is nowhere to go but the four walls around you, it can be tough to take the mental breaks that support your total health. Discover how you can get the most out of self-care this year.

Depression or a Hormone Imbalance?

Feeling blue? Struggling with depression or anxiety that won’t go away? AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Depression & Anxiety SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Depression and anxiety can affect anyone at any age. However, the best solution may not be antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication. Frequent bouts of depression, anxiety or mood swings that occur during middle to late adulthood may be caused by a hormone imbalance. The connection between mental health and hormones is not well understood, but experts know enough to recommend getting checked for a hormone imbalance if you’re feeling frequently sad, tired, anxious, irritable, or moody in middle to late adulthood. The Link Between Hormones and Mental Health Your hypothalamic-pituitary system supports homeostasis or maintains the relative physiological equilibrium of your body. Hormones

Hair Loss: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing the root cause of hair shedding is key to effective treatment Hair loss can be traumatic, whether it comes on suddenly or hair becomes progressively thinner or bald spots appear over time. Both men and women experience hair shedding due to aging but a host of other issues can play a role. Hormonal hair loss, iron deficiency, thyroid issues, nutrition, medication and certain health conditions are common culprits. What is the best treatment for hair loss? You need to figure out what’s causing it first. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Hair Loss SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Hair 101: How normal, healthy hair grows To understand what causes hair loss for men and women, let’s first look at how healthy hair grows. Normal, healthy hair grows and dies in

What Causes Thyroid Disorders?

Besides the aging process, there are many things that have been linked to sub-optimal thyroid function. Aside from the ones listed previously, stress, low calorie diets, chronic pain, etc., below are a few others you may not have thought of. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Thyroid Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Estrogen, Environmental Toxins, Iodine Levels and More It has long been accepted that estrogen has an indirect effect on thyroid function. This makes sense, since thyroid disorders are much more common in women (typically occurring between puberty and menopause, and often following pregnancy). Recent research also suggests that estrogen and the way that estrogen receptors function may have a direct effect on thyroid cells and even play a role in the proliferation of thyroid cancer cells. Research also

The Vital Role of Hormone Therapy in Managing Dis-ease

Our healthcare system is facing unprecedented challenges with the recent pandemic of coronavirus and ensuing SARS Cov2, or COVID-19, and it is vital healthcare providers keep their patients active and healthy so as to not over burden a vulnerable system. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY COVID-19 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL As an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner researching and practicing advanced endocrinology concepts over the past 12 years, I have recognized an overarching theme: hormones are active and play a vital role in every single body system. The far-reaching impact of restoring hormone homeostasis on health-related quality of life is an often-misunderstood phenomenon in both the healthcare and lay communities. With the additional burden of stress these uncertain times adds to an already encumbered psyche, classifying hormone therapies as inessential

HOT, HOT, HOT! How to Set Your Love Life on Fire

Do you fear the spark in your relationship could flame out or has your hot sex life ship already sailed? Many couples have trouble maintaining a healthy level of sexual intimacy and for a variety of reasons. Busy lives, complacency and health issues can all play a role. If you want to maintain—or reignite—a robust sex life with your partner, consider the following tips. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Sexual Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Can’t find time to make love? Place a priority on intimacy. We get it. Life gets busy—especially if you are raising kids, take care of aging parents, have a demanding career or travel a lot. During life’s busy, exhausting times, it’s also easy to take our partners for granted and put intimacy on the

Why New Year’s Resolutions Never Stick

If you’ve failed to stick to your New Year’s resolutions in the past, you’re not alone, in fact many of your friends and family have likely been in the same boat! Research by YouGov revealed that only 6% of people stick to their resolutions 100%, while 14% say they “mostly did.” There are many reasons people fail at this time-honored tradition—but here’s the good news: We’ve got tips to help increase your odds of success and to reduce resolution stress. So, get your selfie stick ready for the amazing before and after photos for your social media, this is your year!. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Health & Wellness SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL  At EVEXIAS, we’ve found there are five common reasons people struggle to stick with

The Consequences of Blocking Estrogen in Men

When it comes to hormones, it’s all about optimizing. Contrary to popular belief and old medical teachings, we now know that estrogen is a vital hormone for MEN as much as WOMEN! Not having enough (or any) estrogen isn’t good for many reasons. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Men's Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL The truth: Men need estrogen to support heart, bone, brain and sexual health. That is why therapies that block estrogen may put your health at risk.    What many men don’t know is that their bodies make estrogen naturally via an enzyme called aromatase which converts testosterone into their needed estrogen. Aromatase is an enzyme involved in the production of estrogen that acts by catalyzing the conversion of testosterone (an androgen) to estradiol (an estrogen). Aromatase is

What You Don’t Know About Hormone Pellets

There is so much misinformation around hormone therapy which unfortunately creates unnecessary fear. Many patients have been told hormones are bad and can cause cancer or blood clots, which is an immediate deterrent! The good news is Bio-Identical Hormones are not the "bad" hormones and have been shown to safely bring symptom relief and be an excellent preventative care tool. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Hormone Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Men and women both are great candidates for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and should not run from it! Our bodies go through hormonal changes and because of that can have symptoms that can be life altering! Depression, anxiety, low libido, loss of interest in the things we once loved, sleep issues, joint pain, inability to gain muscle, inability to

Healthy Aging, Finding Your New Normal with BHRT

As we age, we begin to notice differences, in our body, our mood, everything. At a certain point, many patients report feeling as if they’ve lost their “mojo” noting that they feel different, but can’t quite pinpoint what the difference is.   AUTHOR Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC   CATEGORY Hormone Optimization POSTED ON August 21, 2019 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Host of the time, people accept this as their new normal, but how can you be sure that what you’re experiencing is normal, especially if it has had a significant impact on your life. Today, we’ll review some of the common symptoms aging patients deal with and get into what’s “normal” and what you can do about it. What to Expect As We Age While every

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