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Feminizing hormone therapy: A guide to the medications, body effects, and health risks you should know about

Feminizing hormone therapy often involves taking estrogen and anti-androgen hormones, such as estradiol or spironolactone. By taking these hormones, you may be able to achieve more traditionally feminine characteristics, including breast growth, body fat redistribution, and less facial hair. To determine if feminizing hormone therapy is right for you, it’s […]
Feminizing hormone therapy: A guide to the medications, body effects, and health risks you should know about
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How to increase dopamine levels and feel like your best self

To boost dopamine, naturally, try exercise, meditation, yoga, and eating right. Certain supplements, like curcumin and magnesium, may increase dopamine levels, but more research is needed to fully understand these supplements’ effectiveness. People with chronic conditions, such as depression and Parkinson’s disease, that involve low dopamine levels may need medical […]
How to increase dopamine levels and feel like your best self
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4 common causes of night sweats and when to be concerned

Night sweats can be caused by hormonal fluctuations or disorders, infection and fever, and side effects from medication. For example, many women will experience night sweats during menopause or perimenopause. Occasional night sweats aren’t cause for concern – but if they happen frequently or are accompanied by other unusual symptoms, […]
4 common causes of night sweats and when to be concerned
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What causes acne? The 3 major reasons why acne occurs

Acne is caused by excess oil production in your hair follicles, dead skin cells and bacteria in your pores, and an increase in hormonal activity. While some of these factors are influenced by genetics, there are also many unhealthy behaviours that can contribute to acne. This article was medically reviewed […]
What causes acne? The 3 major reasons why acne occurs
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What you need to know about hCG, the ‘pregnancy hormone’

HCG is a hormone almost exclusively produced during pregnancy, and plays an important role in sustaining an embryo until the placenta is formed. At-home pregnancy tests work by detecting hCG in the urine. HCG is produced in very minimal quantities in non-pregnant women and men and does not appear to […]
What you need to know about hCG, the ‘pregnancy hormone’
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Why love makes you so silly, according to an expert

The love shared by two people is a wonderful thing and it can often prompt individuals to act differently than normal. Usually, acting silly because you’re in love is harmless but, sometimes it can be destructive. We spoke to a licensed psychotherapist for her insights into why love makes you […]
Why love makes you so silly, according to an expert
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Why birth control can make you gain weight

Birth control can make you gain weight due to ingredients such as estrogen and progestin. Contrary to popular belief, the weight you gain is often only temporary. Birth control can also make you lose control of your appetite. Throughout the years, there has been much talk surrounding the pros and […]
Why birth control can make you gain weight
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10 surprising ways sex affects your brain

Researchers continue to study the ways that sex can affect your brain, because having sex is great for both your body and your mind. Aside from simply feeling good, having sex is great for your overall health and can have some seriously powerful benefits on your body and brain. From […]
10 surprising ways sex affects your brain
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