Penny's Story: Total Hysterectomy:Total Hormone Imbalance

This is the story of my patient Penny. When she first came to see me she was 52 years old and had been experiencing “Menopause” symptoms since age 34. That is when she had a Total Hysterectomy, in which her Gynecologist removed her uterus and both ovaries due to severe Endometriosis. Too bad she didn’t come […]

Menopause and Low Testosterone: Jan's Story

This is the story of my patient who I will call Jan. When she came to see me she was 56 years old and had been experiencing menopause symptoms for about 6 years. She was having 5-6 hot flashes every day and 2-3 hot flashes every night with sweating that soaked her from head to […]

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations

Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force May 2012  Recommendations: Ann Intern Med E-466published ahead of print May 28, 2012 Background: Menopausal hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions is currently not recommended because of its adverse effects. Purpose: To update evidence about the effectiveness of hormone […]

Peri-Menopause: Hormonal Chaos! (Patient Stories: Danielle; Age 51)

This is the story of my patient Danielle. When she first came to see me she was 51years old and had been experiencing “Peri-Menopause.” This is the period of hormonal chaos that occurs before a woman’s monthly periods finally stop. It usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 55. Technically, a woman is not […]

Estrogens: Are they safe to take?

Estrogens make a woman feminine. They create the soft contours of a woman’s breasts, hips and pelvis that prepare her for childbirth. Estrogens keep the skin smooth and free of wrinkles. They enhance sexual desire, keep the vaginal membranes moist, increase physical endurance, prevent osteoporosis and promote a happy and enthusiastic mood. However too much estrogen, or […]

All Hormones Are Not Created Equal

Synthetic Hormones Cause Cancer – Bio-Identical Hormones Prevent Cancer October 21, 2010,  Scottsdale, AZ – A new study released yesterday from extended analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) reveals that postmenopausal women taking combined Synthetic Hormone Therapy have an increased risk of being diagnosed with a more advanced stage of breast cancer and dying […]