Women’s Health

Birth control and mood swings
Birth Control & Mood Swings: What You Need to Know

Any changes to your hormones can affect your mood. That includes natural changes during your menstrual cycle and changes caused by hormonal birth control. Does birth control increase mood swings? Birth control can increase mood swings, particularly in anyone with a history of depressive symptoms. Others may report a more balanced mood on certain types…

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Recognizing Medical Gaslighting & What You Can Do About It
Recognizing Medical Gaslighting & What You Can Do About It

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation to force someone to question their own reality. In the case of medical gaslighting, it may not always be intentional. Your doctor may not even know there are biases at play in their decision-making or patient care. That doesn’t make it any less devastating on the patient side.…

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15 Ways to Balance your Hormones
15 Ways to Balance Your Hormones

A hormonal imbalance happens when your body has too much or too little of a specific type of hormone. This can affect every aspect of your overall health, from your gut health to your emotional well-being.  Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options for those wondering how to balance hormones and put a stop…

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MTHFR Gene Mutation
What Is an MTHFR Gene Mutation?

An MTHFR gene mutation is an inherited variation of the MTHFR gene, which may lead to pregnancy and birth complications. Nothing can cause your MTHFR gene to mutate. You simply inherit it from your mother and/or father. This condition is fairly common. In the US, this mutation is found in about 25 percent of people…

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