I started consulting patients almost 16 years ago with a focus primarily on women (my practice now includes men and even teenagers) and the use of bio-identical hormones.
When talking about a woman’s hormones, the term “estrogen” is frequently used. Estrogens are steroid hormones present in both men and women, but at significantly higher levels in women of reproductive age. But, do you know that there are three types of estrogens found in the human body?
This newsletter is a follow up to the previous newsletter (see May issue) on obesity. Why am I so concerned about obesity as it relates to hormone replacement? Because the science shows us that there is increased risk for patients who are insulin resistant, maintain high blood insulin/glucose values and have increased visceral adipose tissue (VAT).
The causes of PMS are usually a change in hormones during the menstrual cycle.
Are you suffering from estrogen (E2) dominance or progesterone (Pg) deficiency?
Do you know your ratio of E2/Pg?
I have always said that progesterone is a woman’s best friend.
So first let’s discuss the function of progesterone and why women present with many symptoms in the absence of progesterone.