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Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Surgical Recovery & Scars

10 Reasons LGBTQ Seniors Should Get Acupuncture

LGBT older people face significant health disparities, "linked to a lifetime of stigma, discrimination, violence and victimization; higher poverty rates; a lack of access to LGBT-competent providers; and low rates of health insurance coverageā€ (Out & Visible). Therefore, LGBTQ older adults need even more access to healthcare. Acupuncture helps to protect the immune system and … Continue reading

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

How Does Saw Palmetto Decrease Baldness?

Normally, hair follicles remain active for up to a decade, producing a long strand of 10 year old hair. In alopecia, however, follicles stop producing hair before the hair is long enough to even emerge from the skin. Male pattern baldness, or Androgenic Alopecia, is both genetically determined and influenced by hormones. Genetics cause some … 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