Progesterone is an important hormone for the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. Because of this important role, progesterone deficiency has been studied since the 1950s as a possible cause of some miscarriages. Many of the early studies done on progesterone were small and poor quality, making it difficult for doctors to make evidence-based recommendations for its use. However, more recently there have been two large, high-quality placebo controlled trials (the PROMISE trial and PRISM trial) that have shown encouraging results.
LIQUID GOLD FOR YOUR SKIN & HAIR
PRP, also known platelet-rich plasma therapy, the vampire facial, the blood facial or prp hair restoration is a treatment that uses your own blood to recharge your skin and hair. Your blood is drawn by standard blood draw, then put into a centrifuge where it is spun to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma, rich in growth factors that stimulate natural tissue healing, is then applied after a microneedling session or injected across the scalp at the level of the hair follicles. Historically, PRP has been used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry and reconstructive surgery to help speed up wound healing and recovery. Now, it’s one of the most popular treatments in aesthetic medicine to help damaged, aging skin grow new collagen and elastin for beautiful, youthful skin texture. PRP is one of the most sought after treatment options for hair loss and alopecia as it increases hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle.
Do you need T3 therapy?
If you have brain fog, depression or lack of focus, it could be really beneficial.
People who are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism are conventionally suggested one treatment option – prescription Synthroid aka T4/Thyroxine. If their hypothyroid symptoms do not improve or resolve there is generally nothing more to do, especially if their blood thyroid levels appear normal despite no significant change in symptoms. What’s more, even if at first their condition does improve many times symptoms return later and increasing thyroid dosages don’t continue to help. Most people who take Synthroid (Levothyroxine) will be good to go. They will return to better energy levels, weight loss and warmer temperatures. What about those who don’t?
Like the beating of your heart, your respiratory system doesn’t need monitoring to continue doing its job. Every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day, it’s there, quietly working underneath it all.
Pregnancy, labour and delivery can take a lot of energy and nutrients out of you. Even in an uncomplicated delivery, your body undergoes significant changes as your uterus shrinks down to its pre-pregnancy size, the internal wound left by the placenta heals, your connective tissues adapt, your breasts begin producing milk (whether or not you choose to breastfeed), your skin regains elasticity, your hormones adjust, and so much more.
Group Beta Strep (GBS)
The most talked about infection of pregnancy. Can it be prevented?
GBS is a bug that a lot of people have all over including the vagina and rectum. It might stick around a while, it might not! IF GBS sticks around for your labour and delivery, then it can cause your newborn to get sick.
Of course I jumped at the opportunity to speak about women’s health when the inimitable Young Women’s Council asked if I would be interested in participating in their inaugural virtual Wellness Week in support or the BC Women’s Health Foundation.
For many people, hair loss is a profoundly upsetting experience. Losing your hair causes a significant, and likely unwelcome change in your appearance, it alters your sense of identity and for some, can destroy their self-esteem.
PAP Smears do not have to be painful awkward chores that you need to do every 2-3 years. At Mint, we believe they can be comfortable and educational experiences where you can learn more about your body while screening for cervical cancer and its risk factors. You should feel empowered and supported in understanding why you are having this screening done. We don’t just want you to feel like a postcard reminder.
Hydrate. Why should you hydrate if you’re coming in for an IV, isn’t it supposed to rehydrate you? Absolutely, but the more dehydrated you are, the smaller your veins are. They tend to hide on us when we’re low on fluids! So give yourself and your doctor a helping hand by drinking a few glasses of water before your appointment.