man and woman having to hold the urge to pee

Continence is defined as the ability to hold in and let out urine under voluntary control. This requires a properly working central nervous system, lower urinary tract, and pelvic floor. To learn more about pelvic floor anatomy, click here. Incontinence is when one or more of these systems are not functioning properly, leading to involuntary…

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Teeter totter with estrogen on one side and the other side is empty with a text bubble saying what is estrogen dominance?

Estrogen dominance is a clinical phenomenon that may affect a woman at any point during her life. Although estrogen is generally considered the main, beneficial female sex hormone, there is such a thing as too much; this is referred to as estrogen dominance. A Review of Estrogen Metabolism Estrogen is not one singular molecule floating…

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the molecular structures of the hormone estrogen, with a happy face on one and an angry face on the other with a text bubble saying what makes estrogen good or bad?

This article will demonstrate the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ estrogens. To review the basics of estrogen metabolism please click here. Basic Review of Estrogen Metabolism In another article, I discussed how 2-OH-Estrogens are considered good, 4-OH-estrogens are considered bad, and 16-OH-estrogens are considered ugly. This article will discuss the factors which make a hormone…

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Estrogen is a key hormone in women’s (and men’s) lives. It’s one of the primary sex hormones in women and plays a strong supportive role in men. To learn more about the types of estrogen, please click here. This article will show you how to optimize estrogen metabolism. The Need to Metabolize Estrogen When we…

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Precision Analytical logo with text bubble saying Precision Analytical Dutch Test which naturopaths use to test hormones

DUTCH Test by Precision Labs This Test is useful for: Hormonal IssuesStubborn Weight LossSleep IssuesLow Energy Lab offered by: Specimen Type: Dried Urine Results Returned in: 14 Days Sample Report Results Included in this Test Sex Hormones Progesterone (and metabolites) Estrogen (and metabolites) Testosterone (and metabolites) DHEA (and metabolites) Stress Hormones Cortisol and Cortisone Dysbiotic…

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An Integrative Approach to PREGNANCY PREGNANCY at Absolute Health and Wellness Menopause is an inevitable part of aging. Every woman will enter menopause but the impact it has on her life can vary drastically. At Absolute Health and Wellness our health care providers often co-manage our patients to ensure nothing is missed and every contributing…

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word web with text bubble saying hormones and the pelvic floor

Hormones impact many aspects of our health and biology, including the pelvic floor. Patients of Absolute Health and Wellness experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction are often asked to visit our naturopath (in addition to our pelvic floor physiotherapist) to address some of the other causes of pelvic floor dysfunction, including hormones. Hormones and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction…

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