Acne is a condition whereby the pores of the hair follicles are blocked and fill up with sebaceous fluids. These may then become infected with bacteria and form pustules, spots and cysts. If these are left to grow they may leave scarring and damage to the skin. In addition to this, acne can cause sufferers to experience poor body image and low self esteem.
Do you suspect you suffer from hormone related issues? Maybe you already had blood tests carried out and your oestrogen or testosterone came back normal? Symptoms can be wide ranging across men and women but unless you get a full picture of what is actually going on it can be difficult to figure out the right support.
Melatonin is a hormone that controls the daily circadian rhythm and is best known for its role in helping to initiate sleep. It is inhibited by light and increases during darkness. Low melatonin levels have been associated with insomnia, poor immune response, constipation, weight gain or increased appetite. Imbalances can also include depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), behavioural changes, mood disorders, and stress.
It is difficult to imagine anyone who is not stressed in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic. Stress can have a profound effect on our emotional and physical well-being, affecting everyone at some point and causing symptoms. These include weight gain, depression, digestive problems and many more. Continued imbalance of stress hormones can wear the body down, triggering chronic fatigue. [Read more…]
Hair loss can be very traumatic and worrying. There are many different causes and you should speak to your doctor first and foremost. There may be different avenues of investigation depending on the type and pattern, for example whether it is diffuse (all-over) or patches of baldness. Here we discuss some of the major causes of hair loss which are applicable to both men and women.