• The A-Z of hormones [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 3 May 2021

    Hormones are essential chemical messages that are released into the blood by the endocrine glands. Any imbalance in your hormones can have a significant impact on your overall health and wellbeing.

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  • The pregnancy hormone


    Posted on 31 January 2020

    Progesterone – a steroid hormone – plays a vital role in your fertility. Progesterone helps your body build strong bones and healthy hair. It’s also said to help you sleep

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  • Hormone imbalances in men


    Posted on 18 April 2019

    Hormone imbalance is not a female-specific phenomenon. Many hormonal imbalances are caused by external factors, such as stress, trauma, viral infections or hormone medications.

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  • Fighting the ‘midlife fat attack’


    Posted on 18 April 2017

    One of the main health concerns for those over 40 is that hormonal changes will cause weight gain. A Mediclinic gynaecologist and obstetrician explains that while hormonal changes can indirectly cause weight gain, it’s not as simple as that.

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  • Managing PCOS, a syndrome on the increase


    Posted on 6 January 2017

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is becoming more common in South Africa and globally, affecting as many as one in 10 women. Women are experiencing irregular periods, sub-fertility and miscarriage, excess facial hair and fatigue, weight gain and abdominal pain – to name a few PCOS symptoms.

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  • Hypothyroidism can be treated: get tested


    Posted on 20 October 2016

    Have you gained weight and feel tired all the time? Do you seem to feel the cold more than most and do you feel down a lot of the time? If you answer yes to all or some of these questions, you may have hypothyroidism, which means your thyroid gland is underactive.

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