Although hormones work synergistically in the body to keep our cells functioning optimally, there are classic signs and symptoms for each hormone if there is an excess or deficiency. This is a simple way to get an idea of which bioidentical hormones are causing your symptoms. Simply write down the number of symptoms from each cluster and look to the key beneath each cluster to learn about the possible hormonal imbalances you have. If you have two or more it is possible that is why you are symptomatic. This is not diagnostic but will give your bioidentical hormone doctor an
Thousands of women have their uterus and ovaries removed every year and immediately get forced into menopause. Their estradiol, progesterone and testosterone levels bottom out and they become very symptomatic. Unfortunately, many of their doctors do not explain the impending feeling of being miserable. They experience no sex drive, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, fatigue, weight gain and mood swings (and about 50 other symptoms). In addition their risks for bone loss, heart disease and dementia sky rocket. The good news is that there is a solution and they can feel amazing again. I have become an expert
I am often asked by patients which form of testosterone is best. “Should I use a cream, gel, pellets or injection?” The answer is that it depends. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let me go through them with so you are better equipped to make that decision with your doctor. Topical Cream: Advantage is you can use very high doses vs gels. In a standard lipoderm cream we can use up to 200mg/gram. Compare that to androgel which only has 10mg/gram or 20mg/gram. Creams will also provide very stable levels daily.
If you reach the age of 80 there is a 50% chance that you will have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. That number is staggering and can be significantly reduced if patients had a road map on what they can do to reduce their odds. The purpose of this blog is not to bore you with details or physiology but to give you the basic steps you need to take. 1. Optimize Hormone levels: Estradiol (estrogen): there are hundreds of published medical studies linking estradiol levels to memory and cognitive decline. One of them most important studies