Health News - Hormones

A Conversation On Women’s Hormones – What Makes The Difference?

Dr Sharon Irvine will be speaking about women’s hormones with the intent of bringing clarity to a subject that is often times confusing. She will address the difference between synthetic and bio identical compounds, the function of estrogens and progesterone in the body and the importance of balancing these hormones for overall health and wellness. Additional topics will include an overview of the endocrine system as well as appropriate testing for accurate hormone dosing. A question and answer period at the end of her presentation will allow a deeper discussion suited to the interests of the audience. Come join us! We look forward to seeing you there!...

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Doctor's Thoughts on Women's Hormones

The endocrine system in a woman is composed of glandular organs:  the thyroid, pancreas, adrenals and ovaries.  What is the commonality of these glands? They all secrete hormones that impact the entire body.  Receptors are found in every body system for these hormones. This is important to remember when we consider the impact of the ovarian hormones, progesterone and the estrogens. If we were to look at tissue from the brain, bones, heart, skin, nerves, immune system, etc with an electron microscope, we would see receptors for estrogen and progesterone in these tissues. The receptors are there because all these body systems/ tissues need est...

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