Give Yourself the Gift of Health this Holiday Season

Benefits of Hormone Therapy in Men and Women by BodyLogicMD While it may not fit in your stocking, you can give yourself one gift this holiday season that will last long past the time you take down the tree and put away the decorations… the gift of health. As you age, your body is less … Continued

How BHRT Can Improve Arthritic Joint Pain

Arthritis Symptoms Linked to Decrease in Estrogen by BodyLogicMD Of the many symptoms of aging, joint pain can be one of the worst. Joint pain, especially related to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, is significantly more common in women than in men, but it can be quite debilitating for both. If you have joint pain or … Continued

Exploring Your Options: Alternatives to Hysterectomy

Pros, Cons, and Options by BodyLogicMD It’s a startling fact, but an estimated one in three women in the United States will have a hysterectomy by the age of 60. The operation, which involves surgical removal of all or part of the uterus, can lead to serious complications. Urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, fistula formation, and chronic … Continued

Early Estrogen Replacement Achieves Glowing Skin in Women

By Jen Landa, M.D. The hot new news from the summer meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology is that estrogen has an anti-aging function for your face.  New data from the KEEPS trial shows that estrogen supplementation can increase type 3 collagen by 50% within a few years of menopause.  I have been watching the … Continued

FDA Approves ‘Female Viagra’: Does Flibanserin Work?

After being shunned twice by the FDA and put on trial before a panel—supported by testimonies from women whose relationship and esteem lay in pieces due to low libido—flibanserin has been approved. Flibanserin, freshly branded as Addyi, is that “little pink pill” that has everyone talking. Rumored to be the solution to female sexual desire … Continued

Depression Treated with Hormone Therapy

Feeling a little blue? Before you ask your doctor about the latest antidepressant on the market, consider your hormone levels. More and more research is finding that among both men and women, declines in hormone levels associated with aging may result in depression or other forms of mental distress, such as anxiety and irritability. While … Continued

The Spit Test: Why Saliva Tests Are Used To Test Hormone Levels

I haven’t met many patients who enjoy performing a saliva test. It is often difficult to generate enough saliva to adequately measure hormone levels, but saliva testing is very important for guiding hormone therapy effectively and safely. I have spent many hours with a saliva specimen tube in hand and thoughts of my favorite food … Continued