Rethinking ERT to Ease Menopause Symptoms

The New York Times wrote a blog about rethinking the use of hormones to ease menopause symptoms. The biggest debate over Estrogen Replacement Therapy or ERT is whether the risks outweigh the benefits. Such risks include breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and blood clots. The Women’s Health Initiative was a large randomized study that showed …

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Post-Menopausal Pain

Many women who come into our center feel as if they’re alone with their issues, or that we’ve never heard of their situation before. In reality, many questions and symptoms we hear from our patients are very similar to the next person! Here is one question we hear quite often from post-menopausal women: “Sex with my partner …

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Understanding Bioidentical Hormones and Compounding Pharmacies

Often patients have misinformation about bioidentical hormones and compounding pharmacies since there is so much confusing and misleading information out there about both of them. Hopefully this sheet will clear up some misunderstandings and misconceptions. Bioidentical hormones – are products in which the chemical makeup of the hormones exactly matches the chemical makeup of the …

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Is hormone therapy for you?

Have you noticed a decrease in your libido? Are you experiencing hot flashes, insomnia, or anxiety? Are your periods changing: cycles becoming irregular or have they stopped altogether? The symptoms I’m describing are very common complaints during the peri-menopause transition to menopause- a time when your hormone levels are fluctuating or as a patient of …

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To use hormones or not to use hormones…

I get asked this all the time by perimenopausal and post menopausal women. And my answer always is…“It depends.” Once upon a time women used to have to suffer with hot flushes, memory loss, loss of libido and sleep disturbances. Then along came the hormone therapy like a white knight on a horse and made …

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