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Endometriosis, LGBT Inclusion For Providers, Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health, Surgical Recovery & Scars

Treating Post-Surgical Constipation

photo credit: Practical Cures on flickr CC Constipation is extremely common post-surgery, especially in combination with constipating pain killers, less physical activity, and irregular fluid and food intake. Often a bowel movement is required before a hospital will let a patient go home, so encouraging this process is especially beneficial to get you home sooner. … Continue reading

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Endometriosis, LGBT Inclusion For Providers, Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health, Surgical Recovery & Scars

Acupuncture for Scar Treatment

Why Should We Treat Scars? Scars may not only be cosmetically undesirable, but may also have an impact on the health of the individual. This is especially true for very large scars; scars with abnormal coloration, lumpiness, numbness, tingling, itchiness, heat or cold sensations, achiness or pain, tenderness to touch, and muscle restriction. Such scars and associated adhesions … Continue reading

is soy okay to eat when you're taking estrogen or testosterone
Endometriosis, Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health

The Soy Controversy

"Women consuming the equivalent of two cups of soy milk per day provides the estrogenic equivalent of one birth control pill... men who consumed the equivalent of one cup of soy milk per day had a 50% lower sperm count than men who didn’t eat soy. -Chris Kresser's Paleo Code Soy is often touted as … Continue reading

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Endometriosis, Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health

Can Vitamins Treat Hormonal Acne?

Vitamin B5 supplementation can reduce acne caused by testosterone! B5, also known as pantothenic acid, limits oil production in the sebaceous glands of the skin, a common cause of acne. Testosterone causes these glands to produce more oil, so vitamin B5 reverses this process, without counteracting any of the other desirable effects of T. Doses … Continue reading

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Endometriosis, Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health, Sexual Wellness

Ways Your Doctor Lied to you About Weight

What does weight have to do with health? Not much, it turns out. Most people in our society believe they're overweight. And many people are deemed overweight, or even obese, by doctors: did you know the definition of "overweight" for a 5'4" tall woman is 145 pounds, even though the average weight for that height … Continue reading