A hysterectomy is medically necessary for many women in the treatment of uterine fibroids, cancer, abnormal bleeding and endometriosis. This procedure significantly impacts a woman’s physical and emotional well-being. It has long been associated with negative side effects, including hormonal imbalances and deterioration of sex drive, leading many women to refuse the

The best time to start taking an estrogen regimen is within the first 3 years of menopause. This gives better bone and cardiac protection because it is taken for a longer period of time. It is best to start immediately rather than waiting for a problem to develop.

“I had a total hysterectomy about 2 years ago. If all my female parts are gone, why am I still dealing with all the mood swings and depression? I thought that removing everything would effectively remove the root of the problem so I didn’t have to deal with all this? I’m finding that my symptoms are getting worse, not better. Please help."

I know that there is a middle ground in the bioidentical hormone debate. Suzanne Somers is on one side of the debate. I would welcome another show with Dr. Streicher, Dr. Northrup and a few doctors who use the lower dose regimens and combinations of pharmaceutical and compounded prescriptions. Many of the physicians trained by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and the Institute of Functional Medicine practice in a more conservative manner than what was described on Oprah’s shows. Overall, I love the conversation and the fact that there are so many points of view. It gives everyone a chance to ask questions and learn more for themselves.

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.

A summary of Dr. Christiane Northrup's webcast on bioidentical hormones sponsored by Oprah. The webcast answered several questions brought up by Oprah's shows on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy featuring Robin McGraw and Suzanne Somers.

Due to fibroid tumors I had a complete hysterectomy at age 48. I tried the “natural” suggestions for hormone replacement, with no luck. I have been on Premarin for about 3 years now, but am very nervous taking it. I have also been diagnosed with thyroid disease since, with a roller coaster

Once you start bioidentical hormone replacement therapy when do you stop? Do you have to take them forever? BodyLogicMD physician Dr. Travis Deuson of Encino, California responds.

Dear BodyLogicMD, “I am desperate in finding help with my hypothyroid condition. I was recently diagnosed with a hypothyroidism with a test result of 13.5! I am doing everything to lose weight and fit back in to a size 4-6, but I just went back to the doctor and have reached size

It’s true. OBGYN’s may be “Hysterectomy Happy.” The Center for Disease Control found that two thirds of the approximate 600,000 hysterectomies done in the United States every year are unnecessary. According to BodyLogicMD physicians and patient services, a large percent of BodyLogicMD female patients have had a hysterectomy and about half now

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