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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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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What are Bioidentical Hormones?

| December 14, 2011

There are many ‘explanations’ of bioidentical hormones; it sounds like a simple answer.  However, there are a few pitfalls out there.   There are hormone formulations that are called ‘natural’ vs bioidentical; they may have an animal based formulation but may not have a human based chemical formula similar to what the human female ovary would make.  The […]

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Bioidentical Hormone replacement and uterine cancer

| December 13, 2011

Recently saw a patient in her early 50’s, surgically menopausal after hysterectomy for uterine cancer cured by surgery alone, no radiation.  Pt is suffering with hot flashes, night sweats and told bioidentical hormone therapy is contraindicated due to her uterine cancer.  Every case is unique; however, as long as the uterine cancer was early stage and […]

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