The widely anticipated preliminary results of the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) were released last week, pouring light over the dark shadow cast by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI.) The four-year study tested the safety and efficacy of micronized (bioidentical) progesterone combined with either oral (traditional) estrogen (o-CEE) or transdermal (bioidentical)
The hormonal decline that occurs with menopause causes uncomfortable symptoms that lead many women to seek relief. Relief is rumored to exist with a steady soy diet or acupuncture, but hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is known as the most effective. Many women, however, live in fear of hormone therapy, questioning its safety
Medical Mondays – You ask the questions and our highly trained bioidentical hormones experts will post your answer LIVE! Q: I have been on Armour Thyroid for several years now and my thyroid hasn’t improved. In fact, my symptoms have become a lot more frequent. I have been considering making the switch
There's been a lot of talk about hormones in the media lately and the bioidentical hormone experts compiled a list of some recent articles that you might find interesting.
Physicians within the BodyLogicMD network dedicate their practice to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We undergo extensive training above and beyond our basic medical training.
Is there a connection between hormonal imbalance and osteoporosis? Osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures run in my family. I started seeing a BodyLogicMD physician in April and I wanted to know if the bioidentical hormones I'm using will help curb my risk. I've also heard that testosterone can help build stronger bones. Does hormone replacement therapy reduce your risk even if you have a strong family history of the disease?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in many men. And for many, it may be caused by hormonal imbalances. BodyLogicMD doctors reveal how your hormones — especially testosterone — can lead to ED, and what you can do about it.
I've been searching the web for answers as to why I'm feeling the way I do and everything points to early menopause or "perimenopause." I found your website and I was very impressed with the amount of information available and also the highly qualified physicians within your network. If I were to sign up for your services, what can I expect as a patient of BodyLogicMD?
“Menopause, andropause (the male menopause) and other age-related conditions may be facts of life, but that doesn't mean people have to suffer with uncomfortable symptoms. At my BodyLogicMD practice, I’m proud to offer patients a complete age-management program for with unparalleled service in treating menopause, PMS, perimenopause, andropause and other hormonal imbalances associated with aging.”
I have used bioidentical hormone therapy for 4 months and have already noticed positive results. My main issues were weight gain and fatigue. Now, just 4 months after beginning treatment, I've already lost nearly 20 lbs. and I'm finally sleeping through the night and waking up feeling rested and refreshed. I have a friend who is also taking bioidentical hormones and her doctor has her on pellet therapy. She tells me that she only has to see her doctor once every 6 months or so. How does this delivery method stack up to traditional methods, such as creams, gels and pills? What are the advantages?
As an endocrinologist, I was accustomed to treating patients who were in the more advanced stages of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. I knew that there was a lot of going on beneath the surface, most of which wasn’t taught by conventional medicine. I wanted the opportunity to help patients really optimize their health, so I started attending seminars and looking into different programs that offered preventive care and that is how I found the A4M.
I’m still getting my period, but I feel like menopause is on the horizon. I used to have an excellent sex life and great sex drive, but now I feel like my libido is just gone. I’m 40 years old and I can care less about having sex. Is this normal for a woman my age? Is there anything I can do to jump-start my libido?
The New Year is here and with it we welcome new beginnings — the chance to turn over a new leaf and make a change for the better. Each year millions of us make a commitment to change. And although our New Year’s resolutions tend to vary from person to person, we’ve all been guilty of making commitments to our health that we ultimately fail to uphold. According to David Smithson, M.D., Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Birmingham, when it comes to setting health goals for the New Year, the key to success is determination and diligent planning.
Once again physicians are looking at the WHI results and trying to justify the use of Premarin. One has to wonder, given all we know about how toxic this drug is, why do they continue to do so? I wonder if there is a financial incentive from the drug company that manufactures Premarin. I would be curious about who is funding their research. The WHI study used Premarin, a form of estrogen hormone replacement therapy (EHRT) derived from the urine of pregant mares. It is well known to increase the risk of breast cancer, blood clots, and do little to prevent age-related, degenerative diseases, such as dementia or osteoporosis.
“It’s all about lifestyle - the more effort you put into living a healthy life, the longer you’ll live and the better you’ll feel because of it. And while diet and exercise are critical components of a healthy lifestyle, it’s also important to take a look at sleep patterns, stress levels, nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities and other factors that could potentially lead to health challenges later on in life.”