Dr. Phil’s better half, Robin McGraw talked on the “The Doctors” this past Monday. She explained how starting menopause was the biggest shift in her life. Her doctor at the time told her that Life as she knew it was over. That was not acceptable to Robin, so she decided to learn everything she could about hormones and her body and how they affect her skin, diet, fitness and energy levels. Robin also talked aboout sleeplessness and how it can occur every night for years for both perimenopausal and menopausal women. Her worst symptoms when she hit menopause at 43 years old were hot flashes.
Dr Hall explains that bioidentical hormones are exactly the same hormones that women create in their own bodies, they are extracted from soy and yams. Pharmaceutical companies do make the bioidentical hormones, and then there are also the compounded hormones,” Dr. Hall says. Compounding pharmacies custom blend each customer’s perscription.