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 studies seek causes of early onset dementia

| August 15, 2013

An online JAMA Internal Medicine study published Monday, 8/12/13 looked at 2 new studies that utilize the population base of approx 500,000 Swedish men from their late teens to middle age to discern possible triggers of early-onset Alzheimer’s (prior to age 65).  Researchers found that patients with high systolic blood pressure, low cognitive function and […]

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Whole-grain, fiberand disease prevention

| August 11, 2013

A local article in the Milwaukee Journal sentinel Sunday, Aug 11,2013 discusses the truth behind ‘whole grain’.  Many foods are marketed as whole grain and told that they have an 18% to 40% lower risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease.  However, it’s important to realize that whole grains + fiber achieve these protective results […]

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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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Dietary Guidelines Aim to Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

| August 10, 2013

New guidelines have been developed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PRCM).  PRCM is a nonprofit organization that advocates preventive medicine and good nutrition with clinical research seeking higher ethical standard in research.  The new guidelines were released mid July at the International Conference on nutrition and the Brain in Washington, DC. PCRM president […]

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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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