Category: Estrogen

Value of Hormone Therapy Affirmed by Consensus Statement

Value of Hormone Therapy Affirmed by Consensus Statement
womenThe Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was a large government-sponsored study about the benefits and risks of a popular form of manufactured hormones. To mark the 10-year anniversary of the WHI, a consensus statement has been jointly prepared by the North American Menopause Society, the Endocrine Society, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and endorsed by 12 other medical societies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.… Read the rest

Testosterone Therapy for Women: Debunking the Myths

Testosterone Therapy for Women: Debunking the Myths
Testosterone therapy is increasingly used to treat symptoms of hormone deficiency in pre and postmenopausal women. Testosterone is essential for physical and mental health in women as well as men. Although frequently thought of to increase sex drive, testosterone’s role in sexual function is only a small part of its physiologic effect in women.
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Is Hormone Replacement Safe?

Is Hormone Replacement Safe? 
Thoughts from Bob Wood, Consultant Pharmacist
Are we safe from ourselves?  There is no blame game.  It is up to each one of us.

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.

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Natural Estrogens: Benefits for Postmenopausal Women

Natural Estrogens: Benefits for Postmenopausal Women? 

   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?

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The Relationship between Obesity and Hormone Replacement

The Relationship between Obesity and Hormone Replacement 

 

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).

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement: Is it right for you?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement:
Is it Right For You?
 When experiencing menstrual changes – from PMS to menopause – women are often confused about the differences between natural, synthetic and bioidentical hormones. With more than 48 million women going through The Change at the same time, it’s important for them to understand their choices and whether or not they need Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
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Treating Chronic Fatigue and Adrenal Fatigue Naturally

Treating Chronic Fatigue and Adrenal Fatigue Naturally  
The easy, relaxed lifestyle experienced by our ancestors no longer exists, and we’re not even aware of how much stress we’re under. The problem? “Our lifestyles have changed, but our bodies haven’t.”

The adrenal glands sit over the kidneys, where they play a significant role in the body, secreting more than 50 hormones necessary for life, including epinephrine (adrenaline), cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), progesterone and testosterone.

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Treating Premenstrual Syndrome

Treating Premenstrual Syndrome
Premenstrual Syndrome is emotional and physical symptoms linked to the menstrual cycle. Symptoms occur one or two weeks before a woman’s period and usually vary between women. Can affects women who are in their teens through perimenopause.

The causes of PMS are usually a change in hormones during the menstrual cycle.

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Estrogen Dominance and Progesterone Deficiency

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.

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Estrogen Dominance

Are You Suffering from Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance?
The symptoms are usually brought on by a defect in progesterone production which occurs in the second half of the cycle. The symptoms may start after ovulation and in a 28-day cycle last for about 14 days.
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