Estrogen Really Does Matter

As most of my patients know, I spent a tremendous amount of my time reading, studying and going to advanced hormone courses so that I can be on the cutting edge of hormone therapy in today’s world.  While there remains a significant amount of push-back by traditional medicine, the evidence is solid that hormone therapy…

Three Ways to Prevent Menopausal Hair Loss

In the United States, the average age of Female Menopause is about 51.  During the lead up and times after this physiologic transition, many women will complain bitterly of changes in their hair.  Many times, these complaints are of thinning and hair loss but other complaints such as brittle, dull, or lackluster hair are common.…

Treatment of Menopausal Hair Loss

Menopausal Hair Loss is a vexing problem for many women.  Thinning hair is the cause of so much emotional distress and body image alteration that women spend substantial sums of money in attempts to remedy the situation.  Unfortunately, if the underlying cause is medical or physiological, simple topical treatments may be insufficient to get satisfactory…

BHRT and Breast Cancer – prepared to be surprised!

Few topics garner such passionate attention as the topic of Breast Cancer in women.  In fact, the emotion surrounding Breast Cancer is so strong, that the entire month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness every year.  Entire health fairs are devoted to increasing awareness and teaching early screening and detections.  The pink ribbons…

Testosterone – Normal vs Optimal

According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, overall testosterone levels have been declining in American men for decades. Further research by the New England Research Institute found that baseline testosterone levels are more than 15 percent lower than those just 20 years ago. Other studies show that beginning at age 25, testosterone levels…

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Understanding Menopause: The Effects Of Aging

Estrogen and progesterone are female sex hormones produced by the ovaries. Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) regulate these sex hormones to aid in the reproductive process, but when a woman goes through menopause, her ovaries become less responsive to LH and FSH. This means that the circulation and production of estrogen significantly decline,…

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Tips for Naturally Balancing Your Hormones

Over the years, many women struggling with hormonal issues including menopause have turned to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). While there are many medical ways to help reduce any menopause hormones-related issues, there are some natural menopause treatments that can help supplement HRT. Here are a few of them. Eat Broccoli Vegetable like broccoli, brussels sprouts,…