Hormonal Weight Gain – Why You Need Bioidentical Hormones

This is the story of my patient Patty. When she first came to see me she was 53 and had gained 20 lbs over the previous two years without eating any more or exercising any less. Besides the weight gain, she was also suffering from other significant menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes 2-3 times per day and one time at night (low Estriol), vaginal dryness (low Estriol), which made intercourse painful and she had absolutely no sex drive (low Testosterone).
Patty had started putting on weight several months before she stopped having periods. She was anxious and felt a sense of tension in her tummy most of the time. She was apathetic and depressed and felt a total lack of joy. She hardly recognized herself anymore and felt nearly hopeless.

Deena's Story: Menopause and Memory

This is the story of my patient Deena. When she first came to see me she was 51 years old and was suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, fatigue, irritability, memory loss, and weight gain. She felt like she was suddenly aging very rapidly. These symptoms are more than mere nuisances; they are indicators […]

Progesterone Prevents Aging in Men and Women

beautiful blonde womanBoth men and women produce progesterone throughout their lives. As we age, progesterone levels decrease significantly in both sexes.

A woman’s progesterone begins declining at age 35 and a man’s progesterone begins falling at age 45. The decline of progesterone is associated with mood disorders, anxiety and depression, poor sleep, osteoporosis, breast and uterine cancer, prostate cancer, as well as aging of the brain and nervous system.

To slow the aging process both men and women should test their progesterone levels regularly and take a natural progesterone supplement if their levels get too low.

Female Hormone Test (Comprehensive) (Saliva or Blood)

Hormones Tested Estrone Estradiol Estriol Progesterone DHEA Testosterone The Comprehensive Female Hormone Test is a safe and reliable lab test that uses a simple either blood serum or a saliva sample to measure your levels of Estrogen ( all three types: estradiol, estrone, estriol), Progesterone, Testosterone, and DHEA which are vital to a woman’s hormonal balance. Reasons […]

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