Studies suggest that women are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, namely perimenopause and menopause, much earlier than they have in years past.

Stress prompts the release of cortisol, a corticosteroid hormone that is produced the adrenal glands that sit atop the kidneys. Cortisol is the body’s “fight or flight” response to stress and helps the give the metabolism a much needed boost in times of peril. However, when produced in large quantities, cortisol can wreak havoc on the body and many of the body’s biological processes.

Women with a constant low sexual drive, especially those in menopause or postmenopause, are two times as likely to develop chronic health issues of the mind and body.

Dr. Jennifer Landa of BodyLogicMD Orlando explains estrogen dominance and the estrogen:progesterone balance in menopausal women.

Ask BodyLogicMD expert physicians any questions related to hormone therapy and tune in this Thursday to Oprah's follow-up show on Bioidentical Hormones featuring Suzanne Somers and to Oprah's webcast featuring Dr. Christiane Northrup.

Dr. Wade Huey BodyLogicMD The Woodlands, Texas provides some insight about himself and discusses who should consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and when.

Are bioidentical hormones safe? What about the findings of the Women's Health Intiative (WHI) study? Dr. Landa BodyLogicMD Orlando answers the question of safety regarding bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, a topic brought up recently on Oprah.

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