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.
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
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
Less stress, more sleep: Your prescription for a healthy new year! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Stress & Sleep SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL For most Americans, stress, insomnia and mental health issues have never been as troubling as they are today. After all, we’re in the midst of a pandemic, recession and political unrest—all at the same time. The good news is you can get a handle on this troubling trifecta and live a calmer, healthier life. Let’s take a look at the stress-sleep connection and a few, simple lifestyle changes that could make a huge difference for you. What came first, the chicken … umm … stress or insomnia? What about anxiety? It actually works both ways. Anyone who has experienced stress (that’s most of
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
When it comes to treating hormonal imbalance, there is no uniform approach. Yet, many in the medical field continuously prescribe “band-aid” treatments that may work for some but don't offer all patients optimal results, nor do they address their full scope of health concerns and symptoms. Hormonal imbalance can come from various sources, but no matter the cause when left untreated, the consequences can be severe. One approach many practitioners use to help patients find balance is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). While BHRT has been around for years and had great results, we have seen a resurgence in its use. Read on for all things BHRT, hormone pellet therapy, and how you can improve your health! What Are Hormones and Why Do They Matter? Before diving into hormone replacement therapy, let's cover the basics of hormones. For something that plays such a significant role in our bodies, many don't know
Hormonal changes with age are natural, and not just reserved for women; even though most people think of menopause as only affecting females, that’s not the case. AUTHOR Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Andropause POSTED ON February 21, 2019 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL While men don’t experience menopause, they do have a similar stage in life, known as andropause. Haven’t heard of it? We’re not surprised. Men tend to experience less rapid and severe symptoms during this hormonal change than women do leading many men do not speak about it or even recognize it. Even if you are fortunate enough to go largely symptom-free untreated hormonal imbalances can have serious consequences. Today, we want to breakdown what andropause is, what to expect, and steps to take to minimize effects.
The discussion around hormones is largely centered around women, but truthfully men also suffer from hormonal imbalance, and it’s much more common than many realize. In fact, beginning at age 35 a man will experience a decline in testosterone production at a rate of up to 10% loss in production a year. Signs of Low Testosterone Levels Men who suffer from low testosterone or hormone imbalance may suffer from a variety of: Mental symptoms Physical symptoms Sexual dysfunction symptoms Conversely, some men with hormone imbalance don’t experience any symptoms at all. Mental Symptoms Fatigue, lethargy, and lack of motivation. Mood swings, anxiety, and depression. Feeling burned out and past your prime. Physical Symptoms Stubborn belly fat, weight gain, and food cravings. Loss of muscle strength. Hair loss. Sexual Dysfunctional Symptoms Loss of libido. Inability to achieve or maintain an erection. Prostate discomfort. If you recognize any of the symptoms above BHRT may be
Men and women alike struggle with hormonal imbalance, and these imbalances can have serious impacts on our mental, physical, and emotional state. Our hormones are powerful; they’re chemical messengers can control our appetite, weight, and mood, among other things. If you think you may be struggling with hormonal imbalance, check out our symptom checklist for men and women. Once we identify your imbalance, we can create a customized treatment plan for you, and part of the treatment plan may involve natural supplements. The EVEXIAS Approach At EVEXIAS Medical Centers, we use a safe, all-natural, and effective hormone treatment known as BHRT Pellet Therapy; you can read more about it here. To offer patients a complete solution and long-lasting treatment, we often suggest certain supplements to complement the natural pellet therapy. Today we’ll go over 5 of these companion supplements and what you can get from them. DIM Diindolylmethane (DIM)
Parents may blame raging hormones for turbulent teenage behavior. But what about harnessing the power of these hormones themselves? For those aged 40 or over, hormones can promote a good night’s sleep and increase intimacy levels. Hormones: the great equalizer Hormones are chemical messengers in our bodies that keep tabs on our internal functions and make sure our organs are working properly. Women know that even a slight change in their estrogen, testosterone or progesterone levels can result in symptoms such as low energy, moodiness, food cravings, loss of libido and weight gain. Men with low testosterone levels may also experience these symptoms, though TV commercials do their best to blame the symptoms on a certain part of their anatomy instead, leading to reduced awareness. So, what should you address first: your lack of sleep? Or low intimacy levels? In actual fact, the two are linked. Dr. Rachel Needle