Help for that Misbehaving bladder

| August 29, 2013

Many women suffer from bladder issues that range from urgency and the need to empty their bladder frequently; many times this is helped by bio-identical hormone replacement.   However, many other women suffer the embarrassment of a falling bladder that leaks with a laugh, a sneeze or a cough, and bio-identical hormone isn’t enough.  Now there is […]

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A new test for Estrogen metabolism and patients with higher risk of breast cancer

| August 15, 2013

Estrogen has multiple positive effects on every organ system in the body from head to toe, allowing women to maintain their cognitive skills, ability to sleep, controlling hot flashes/night sweats, muscular strength, bladder function, libido, emotional evenness, migraine prophylaxis, GI tract motility and function as well as helping control hair loss from our head, excess […]

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New HRT Guidelines from the British Menopause Society

| August 10, 2013

The British Menopause Society (BMS) and Women’s Health Concern has issued updated guidelines on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to clarify its use, benefits and risks.  The new recommendations were published online May 24 and in the June print issue of Menopause International. Lead author Nick Panay, BMS chair states  “Our aim is to provide helpful […]

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Breast Cancer and Hormone Replacement Therapy; is there really a Link or is hormone replacement saving lives?

| July 21, 2013

Breast Cancer and HRT; is there really a Link? There are some fascinating findings coming out in research lately.  The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care published a 13 section article called ‘Does Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Cause Breast Cancer?’  An Application of Causal Principles to Three Studies in which the authors examine […]

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Hormone replacement therapy in early menopause pt shows significantly reduced cardiac disease without any apparent increase in risk of cancer, CVA or blood clot

| October 24, 2012

BMJ (British Medical Journal pubslished in October 9, 2012 edition a study of 1,006 health women age 45-58 recently menopausal or perimenopausal women followed for 10 years.  After 10years of randomised treatment, women receiving hormone replacement therapy early after menopause had a significantly reduced risk of mortality, heart failure or myocardial infarction (heart attack) without […]

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KEEPS study; a new direction in women’s menopausal health

| October 17, 2012

There’s a new study that puts hope back into women’s menopausal health, and that’s the KEEPS study or  Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study, presented at the 23rd annual meeting of NAMS in early October.  This study has not been released to the public yet but already there are waves of optimism that it will impact […]

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Perimenopause in a patient told ‘had hyst and both ovaries removed’

| September 28, 2012

N. O. is a 36 yo female who had a hysterectomy at age 29, then both ovaries removed 10months apart at age 33.  Pt was placed on non-bioidentical hormone and never felt it was helping.  Pt seen in this office for 2nd opinion consultation with multiple moderate menopausal symptoms.  Pt was trialed on bio-identical hormone replacement […]

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| September 28, 2012

K.O. is a 46yo male who arrived with Rheumatoid Arthritis, fatigue out of proportion and low Testosterone levels.  His prior MD was having difficulty maintaining a therapeutic level and pt arrived for a 2nd opinion.  Pt was trialed on bio-identical Testosterone suspension with significant improvement in his fatigue and pain.  ‘Doc, I’m off of my […]

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Post partum depression, what is it really?

| September 27, 2012

By now, many of us have heard of mom’s who have difficulty caring for their newborns due to ‘baby blues’; few share these feelings with their doctor due to feelings of inability to verbalize how they feel or why they feel that way.  Many women will think ‘I have a beautiful baby and a loving […]

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PMS, what is it really?

| September 27, 2012

Ever wonder why so many women are given an anti-depressant when they tell their healthcare provider they have PMS?  I have; especially because these women don’t walk in and say ‘I’m depressed’, but they may walk in and say they have increased emotionality, increased moodiness and increased crying that all gets better with their period.  […]

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