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?
Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise in America, but new evidence reveals there is hope. The Shriver Report, published by Maria Shriver with the backing of the Alzheimer’s Association, took an up close and disturbing look at the dreaded disease’s impact on women—and estrogen’s possible role in preventing it.
Finally, authors who are willing to look at the “good news” results from the WHI and to look at the hormone that is actually causing the increase in breast cancer – it’s the progestin, not the estrogen. As the authors state this is old news, in the WHI it was clearly shown that women who took estrogen only did have a decreased risk of breast cancer. Even though as the authors state that overall the reduction did not reach clinical significance, the message that is important is that estrogen alone did not INCREASE the risk of breast cancer. The only group that showed an increased risk of breast cancer was the group where estrogens were combined with progestin (an artificial form of progesterone).
The only real symptoms I have is an irregular menstrual cycle and fatigue that get progressively worsens throughout the day. I work with menopausal women that say I am about to go through the change. I am only 42. No night sweats, hot flashes or changes in libido. How do I know for sure if I'm going through perimenopause?
The media spotlight has honed in on hormone therapy once again, after the most recent findings from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) were published in last Wednesday’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association and once again women all over the world were done a huge disservice.
I recently started taking bioidentical hormones to help ease some of my menopause symptoms. I have more energy than I used to, my weight is more managable and my hot flashes are a thing of the past and while the hormones have helped tremendously with many of my symptoms, I still want to improve my health from a nutritional and fitness standpoint. I know that bioidenticals help with hormones, but what about everything else? What are some ways that I improve the way that my body ages?
“My daughter is 8 years old and already showing signs of early development. I was recently watching a segment on the Today Show about the medical phenomenon of girls entering puberty earlier and I think my daughter might be one of those girls. They said new research suggests that American girls are reaching puberty at earlier ages than ever before has raised new concerns about what impact that might have on behavior and the risk of breast cancer. I am very concerned and wonder whether or not I should have her hormone levels tested?”
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As a gynecologist working primarily in the field of hormone replacement for the past 8 years, saliva testing is an integral part of how I treat my patients. In my OB/GYN residency, I was taught to prescribe as Dr. Utian says: start with low doses and increase according to symptoms. Well, it just plain doesn’t work to do it that way. Without testing patients' hormone levels, it is impossible to determine if a patient’s symptoms of hair loss are from low estrogen, high cortisol or low thyroid. All 3 hormonal imbalances can lead to the same set of symptoms.
Below Orlando Bioidentical Hormones Expert Dr. Jennifer Landa shares her opinion on the NY Times article “The Estrogen Dilemma” published April 12, 2010. This article highlights one of the quandaries for women of our time. The news about estrogen has been very confusing. Until ‘02 before the WHI was prematurely halted we
Our sexual health is contingent upon several key factors. As we age, our bodies change, our lifestyles change and daily stressors take their toll on our body and mind.
BodyLogicMD Medical Director Jennifer Landa, M.D. weighs in on the recent NY Times article that accounted the experiences of middle-aged John Bellizzi (51) during andropause. The article demonstrated how integrative therapies can help men overcome symptoms of the male menopause, known as andropause.
Recent studies have revealed that many of the household products that we use on a daily basis contain harmful toxins that have been linked to asthma, hormonal imbalance, endocrine and neurological disorders and in some cases have even led to death. Although many of these dangerous consumer products dwell in toy chests and refrigerators year-round, experts are saying that exposure is even more prevalent during the holiday season.
Last night's episode of Cougar Town, "Into the Great Wide Open", toyed with the cliched notion that once women hit a certain age, they begin to realize that they're "prime" is long gone.
You may be suffering from a hormone imbalance. You have some classic symptoms that may be related to estrogen dominance or an imbalance of adrenal hormones. The best way to find out is to find a qualified doctor to do an evaluation of your hormone levels with blood and saliva testing. With proper hormone balance you may be able to get off the medications which you are uncomfortable taking.