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Menarche, Menopause, and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

An increasing amount of research published over the past few years suggests that female reproductive health may be affected by a wide range of chemicals present both in the environment and within consumer products. Educating people about endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including guidance about potentially problematic ingredients in personal care products, may help reduce exposure.

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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

When diagnosing and treating PMDD, IFM educator Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC, IFMCP, looks at several factors that may contribute to the severity of symptoms.

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Reducing Chronic Disease Risk at Menopause Using Nutrition

The hormone fluctuations of perimenopause and menopause come with increased health risks for many patients. What is the role of nutrition in health promotion for these patients?

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Women's Health: Supporting Ovary Function and Longevity

IFM staff member Kalea Wattles, ND, shares how empowering it can be for patients to understand how they can improve ovarian function. True preventative medicine starts with education at an early age. Listen to the full video here.

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Video: My Approach to Fibroids

Joel Evans, MD, shares the lifestyle interventions he finds most successful for treating women with fibroids.

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Factors Predisposing Women to Fibroids

Inflammation is correlated with uterine fibroid development. Estimates are that at least 23% of women of reproductive age are exposed to three or more toxicants above the level of known safety.

The heavy bleeding associated with fibroids can cause anemia, fatigue, and pain, while sufferers report difficulty with diagnosis and concerns about available treatment options.

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How and When to Consider Estradiol for Cognitive Decline

For some women with cognitive decline, estradiol treatment may offer therapeutic options. Dr. Hathaway describes her approach.

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Underdiagnosed, Common Women's Hormonal Imbalance

Where would you start if Joelle, a 25-year-old female, came to you reporting years of hirsutism, acanthosis nigricans, cystic acne, and irregular and painful periods? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may affect up to a fifth of women, yet it often goes untreated. This common condition also has comorbidities that up other health risks.

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A Functional Medicine Approach to PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the major health issues for childbearing age women, as symptoms can affect health and quality of life.

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Exclusive Q&A with Dr. Joel Evans on His Experience With Functional Medicine

Q&A with Dr. Joel Evans about his path to practicing Functional Medicine and about the dedicated, whole-person care he provides to his patients.

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