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Hormones

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Hormone therapy | Cancer Council

Hormone therapy uses synthetic hormones to block natural hormones that encourage cancer growth. Find out more about this treatment method here

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The issue with bioidentical hormones — Free health… | Jean Hailes

Bioidentical hormones are based on extracts such as yam and soybean, hence their 'natural' appeal.

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Is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HRT) safe? - Australasian Menopause Society

Professor Rod Baber discusses the safety of menopausal hormone therapy (HRT).

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What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HRT)? - Australasian Menopause Society

Professor Susan Davis discusses the basics of menopausal hormone therapy (HRT).The original series is available for download at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAjwoYuItHS-4jvjL6gJgM7o-vpr0PVk6 

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Menopause | Jean Hailes

Healthy living, natural and complementary therapies, menopause hormone therapy, or MHT (formerly called hormone replacement therapy, or HRT) and some…

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Growth Hormone Deficiency - Hormones Australia

Growth hormone deficiency is a rare condition where the pituitary gland does not produce enough growth hormone (GH). Symptoms in adulthood vary in severity.

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The Endocrine (or Hormonal) System - Hormones Australia

The endocrine system is the body’s communication network. It is made up of specialised glands, which make and release hormones into the blood.

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Obesity and hormones - Better Health Channel

The hormones leptin, insulin, oestrogens, androgens and growth hormone are factors in obesity.

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Ovaries - Hormones Australia

Ovaries produce and release eggs (ova) and make the hormones estrogen, progesterone and some testosterone. These hormones regulate the menstrual cycle and protect bone health.

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Hormone replacement therapy - myDr.com.au

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), now more commonly known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), can reduce troublesome menopause symptoms.

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