September is Menopause Awareness Month, so this is a great time to take charge of your symptoms and finally find relief! Among the best ways to conquer those menopause symptoms is with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). More and more women are turning to safe, effective, natural bioidentical hormones to control their

I've been doing some reading on bioidentical hormone therapy, because a lot of my symptoms point towards a hormonal imbalance - I'm guessing early menopause because I'm only 34... Many of the symptoms, like hot flashes, night sweats etc. don't affect me, but I'm tired all the time and have put a lot of weight on recently. I've also been really bloated lately, but haven't found any link between menopause and bloating, so I'm not certain that's what it is. Are there other symptoms of menopause that aren't talked about as much as hot flashes and all the other trademark menopause symptoms?

Many different things can trigger a hot flash. Emotional triggers, such as embarrassment, are among the most common. Other hormonal issues can also be triggers for hot flashes. For example, if you take too much thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism, you may have a hot flash. Elevated cortisol levels due to stress can also lead to hot flashes. Other potential triggers include fluctuating blood sugar levels, any kind of adrenaline surge, alcohol and foods that contain MSG.

I am only 42, but I think I may be entering the early stages of menopause. I feel tired more often than usual and I’m also gaining weight in my mid-section. I’ve read that menopause can occur as early as a woman’s mid 30’s, but how long does menopause typically last?

Today, women accept menopause as a natural part of life. However, in the times of early civilization, women didn’t go through menopause because they didn’t live long enough to experience it. While women today can live well into their 90’s, the average lifespan in the Neolithic era was less than 40. As our species evolved over the next five thousand years, we would see the average lifespan near double, thanks to medical advancements, scientific research and the miracle of evolution.

Today Rachel Rachael Ray talks about what women can do to prevent menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, menopause weight gain, adrenal fatigue and mood swings.

Visceral fat or “belly fat” is often thought to be a product of aging, however recent studies from the Rush University Medical Center have suggested that testosterone may to blame for menoapause weight gain.

Limit your simple sugars and refined carbohydrates! According to BodyLogicMD Chief Medical Officer and Author of "Hormone Harmony" Dr. Alicia Stanton, eating a diet high in refined sugars and carbohydrates may increase the risk of developing cancer.

October 9, 2009

You've Got Questions? …Our Bioidentical Hormone Experts Have the Answers!

Attend a local seminar on Biodientical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) in your area!

Recent studies found a link between hot flashes and increased risk of cardiovascular health.

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.

A recent article on discussed the similarities between the symptoms of lupus and the symptoms of sever cases of menopause.

Testosterone levels gradually decline throughout adulthood — about 1 percent a year after age 30 on average. By about age 70, the decrease in a man's testosterone level can be as much as 50 percent.” It is possible, however, that low levels of testosterone are being caused by various medical conditions such as sleep apnea, rather than just aging. It is important to receive a medical examination if experiencing effects of low testosterone to identify the true cause.

As a recognized expert in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), Dr. Stephen Center of BodyLogicMD of San Diego, CA. was featured as a guest on San Diego Living.  Dr. Center shared his insight on how men and women can relieve their symptoms of hormonal imbalance in order to make “the change” a

One of the most recognizable symptoms of menopause are hot flashes. Much like every other menopausal symptom they are caused by a hormone imbalance in the body. Additionally, environmental, medicinal and nutritional aspects may also contribute to their frequency and strength.

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