Read more on Tackle pain during sex with these effective tips

 Last year I had the pleasure to be part of JJ Virgin’s 7 Days, 7 Docs event. I had a blast and learned so much from the other doctors! This year, JJ has lined up another awesome batch of celebrity doctors – all experts in their field – to share their secrets

I have a big confession to make…I don’t know how to cook. Well, I do know how to cook some things…I can grill a piece of chicken, or cook a stir fry, or steam vegetables, but really, I mostly just get by on a few very simple dishes. And I’ve always wanted

Read More on TownHall: Judge Green Lights Exploitation of Girls With Over-the-counter Morning After Pill Ruling 

Navigating your way through puberty with your child sounds daunting. Wasn’t it hard enough the first time? The signs, the hormones and the power struggles all seem to come out of nowhere. Boys or girls, we rounded up the basics so you can stay a step or two ahead of the game.

I've been considering starting bioidentical hormones. Ever since my mid 40's, I've been experiencing difficulty sleeping and on night's that I actually I do manage to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night, I wake up the next day feeling fatigued and lethargic. A girlfriend of mine told me that it could my hormones. I've been Googling a lot lately and a lot of the information on the internet doesn't really address the basics. My question is what exactly are hormones and how do they work?

A new Swedish study accepted for publication by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolis — a publication of The Endocrine Society — reported on 407 patients that had experienced a stroke in their lifetime. These patients have been followed for a period of two years after the stroke. Levels of a hormone called IGF-1 have been shown to be elevated in the patients who had the best recovery after stroke.

As Gary Taubes points out in the article, we are told that the evidence is inconclusive, but there is still room for concern. He should be afraid — very afraid. We have met the enemy and the enemy is sugar!

It has been suggested to my wife by her primary care doctor that the symptoms she's been experiencing as of late are likely the result of leaky gut syndrome. I've never heard of this condition and I was hoping that you could elaborate on what it means to have a leaky gut.

I’m 47-years-old and I’ve been researching natural hormone replacement options to help me find some relief from my hot flashes and moodiness. Another big issue I’ve been dealing with is stress. I’ve always been high-strung, but lately I’ve noticed that I fly off the handle over the smallest of things. Is it true that hormones or lack thereof can make stress worse? Also, what are some things that I can do that might help me de-stress?

Hormone imbalances aren’t the only causes for a loss of libido — stress is another important factor. Cortisol, often referred to as the stress hormone, dramatically increases when you under stress. This increase in cortisol can interfere with the binding of testosterone to its receptor sites, which renders the testosterone ineffective.

Here is another part of the story from the famed Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trials which were prematurely discontinued when it was found that women using a combination of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) and the progestin, medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) increased the likelihood of breast cancer and heart disease.

Has your sex drive been declining as you’ve been getting older? If so, you’re not alone. Low libido is a common complaint for both men and women, but it’s not an inevitable consequence of aging. There’s a lot you can do to increase your libido, especially when you know what’s going on in your body.

I was on vacation last week and read in More Magazine about the increasing popularity of combo-pilling. Then, this morning I saw a segment on the Today Show with the editor-in-chief of More Magazine and Nancy Snyderman, MD discussing combo-pilling again. This is a down-right scary practice that is undertaken by many women in their desperate fight to get control of their weight. Patients are looking for combinations of different weight loss pills to try to mimic the effects of the drug combination Phen-fen (Phentermine-Fenfluramine). Phen- fen was a very successful combination of weight loss pills that did lead to more weight loss than either pill alone, but Fenfluramine was ultimately taken off the market because of an increase in fatal pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart problems. Phentermine has not been shown to have harmful effects and is still on the market. Unfortunately for women, Phentermine doesn’t work as well by itself.

I myself am a big fan of TheRealCougarWoman blog. It has been and continues to be a great source for Real Cougars who want to stay on the top of their game. And as a new 5-Carat expert, I’m very excited to share what valuable information I can to help Real Cougars continue to maintain a well-rounded and perfectly cut, diamond lifestyle.

The information provided on this blog is for reference use only, and does not constitute the rendering of legal, financial or other professional advice or recommendations by the BodyLogicMD affiliated physician. This page is not for the use of diagnosing and/or treating medical issues.