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8 Hormone Therapy Myths vs. Facts

Hormone therapy has become a valuable medical tool, relieving individuals grappling with hormone-related issues. Yet, like any medical intervention, hormone therapy has been surrounded by its fair share of myths and misconceptions.  It\’s essential to separate fact from fiction to make informed decisions about this treatment. Our team at Chapel Hill Gynecology is here to […]

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Hormones and Weight Management: Factoring in the Hormone Equation

Regarding weight management, most of us focus on the familiar equation of calories in versus calories out. However, hormones are a more intricate factor at play that significantly influences our ability to lose, gain, or maintain weight.  These chemical messengers regulate various bodily functions, including metabolism, appetite, and fat storage. Understanding the hormone equation can

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hormone imbalance

What’s Causing My Hormone Imbalance?

An estimated 80% of women suffer from some kind of hormone imbalance. Low estrogen and progesterone levels (female sex hormones) and low testosterone and thyroid hormone levels can result in a mix of physical and mental health challenges. While hormone fluctuations occur naturally due to transitions such as puberty, perimenopause, and menopause, unhealthy lifestyle habits,

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6 Benefits of Male Hormone Replacement Therapy

Many people are familiar with hormone replacement therapy, or HRT because it is a standard treatment used to manage menopause symptoms in women. But HRT is not just for women. Men with hormonal imbalances can also benefit from male hormone replacement therapy.  Male Hormonal Imbalance Men with hormonal imbalances are candidates for HRT. The most

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