CATEGORY: Genetics


Gender Differences: Testosterone Production, Receptors, Blood Levels, and Activity

Genetics program each cell with receptors for Testosterone and how they will respond to the hormone. My medical practice and my research is based on the basic need for the hormone testosterone in both men and women as they age. [...]
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Other Causes of Obesity in America

How many of your eating habits are repetitions of behavior, vs conscious decisions? This week we are continuing our discussions regarding obesity in Europe and America. We will be focusing on the bad habits that people develop, either through innate[...]
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Breast Cancer Risk Is Higher in Women with Low Muscle Mass and High Percent Body Fat

Since the threat of estrogen replacement has been put to rest, women are asking, "What are the real risks of breast cancer?". Several articles have come to the fore in the last few months that focus on the risk of[...]
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Dosing Hormone Replacement – Fast and Slow Metabolizers

Hormone replacement dosage can be significantly different from person to person. Even if they are the same gender, age, and size. It is a Little-known fact that each person has his or her own individual metabolism that breaks down food,[...]
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Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Are Not Always Hormonal

Discussing the non hormonal reasons men or women might experience hot flashes and night sweats. It is a part of conventional wisdom and common medical knowledge that hot flashes are caused by hormonal changes.  While it is true that hormonal[...]
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Statins: Should You Use Them?

Can Taking Statins Prevent a Heart Attack? When Statin drugs were first prescribed, they were prescribed for those people who had already had a first heart attack in the hopes of preventing a second event. The thinking was that Statin[...]
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Addiction to Drugs is a Method of Self Treatment for Missing Neurotransmitters

Drug addiction is a progressive and often fatal behavioral syndrome characterized by compulsive drug seeking and consumption despite serious negative consequences. “The defining feature of addiction is the compulsive, out of control drug use, despite negative consequences.” “Addictive drugs induce[...]
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Hormonal Treatment for Transgender People

While in training Dr. Sullivan developed an interest in treating transgender patients. Our new Doctor at BioBalance health, Dr. Rachel Sullivan, is developing a specialty within her hormone replacement practice. As a BioBalance Health physician, she specializes in the replacement[...]
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Toxic Masculinity and Cultural Change

Is gender identity culturally determined, can it be changed, and is gender identity synonymous with sexual identity? Gender identity is a focus of concern and study in America today. The questions being asked are:  are we born that way? Is[...]
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Sexual Rhythms in Relationships

What makes us desire a particular individual from among a group? Is it looks, is it cultural expectations, or could it be something genetic in our makeup? For centuries men have been trying to resolve the riddle of attraction. In[...]
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