Patients often ask me what to do the keep their skin youthful, particularly after they feel so youthful from balanced biochemical hormone treatment. Various topical applications are basic to maintaining healthy skin. Retin A or retinoids, glycolic’s to remove dead skin, various antioxidants are also very important. My favorite topical products are
Often newspaper articles report that vitamins cause health problems. In these articles often the quality of items used is very poor. Recently, some articles came out indicating that using vitamin E as d-alpha tocopherol does not give health benefits. Some years ago a variety of similar reports came out regarding beta-carotene. The
I have consistently found in couples in which the man is using topical testosterone, the woman will be overdosed with testosterone. In spite of careful hand-washing after application the man will spread testosterone to the woman through skin to skin touching sheets pillowcases towels etc. Women only need 1/10 to 1/20 of
I have many women who come to see me for bio identical hormone therapy while on SSRI antidepressants like Prozac and Lexapro. It seems that women who have not been depressed prior to menopause and not on antidepressants prior to menopause will consistently be able to gradually get off their antidepressants. This
A patient asked me last week, “What is the difference between an OB-GYN doctor and a BodylogicMD doctor?” It is an interesting question because we both deal a lot with female hormones and female medical problems. However, OB-GYN doctor is mainly expert in female surgery. They dabble some in female hormones. A
June 13th kicks off Men’s Health Awareness Week – a week-long campaign that runs through Father’s Day, aimed at heightening the awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging men to take action to reduce their risk of disease. This year, the highly trained physicians within the BodyLogicMD network have come together to educate men about a common problem that is often overlooked. The problem is hormonal imbalance, most often due male menopause or andropause.