I’m inching closer and closer to to the big 5-0 and I’ve noticed that I’m starting to get a beer gut. Is this normal for someone my age, regardless of diet? I like to think that I eat pretty healthy and I try to stay active, although it gets hard, working full-time and taking care of the kids. I would say I make it to the gym on average 2-3 times per week.
Dr. Michael Lee
Is there a connection between hormonal imbalance and osteoporosis? Osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures run in my family. I started seeing a BodyLogicMD physician in April and I wanted to know if the bioidentical hormones I’m using will help curb my risk. I’ve also heard that testosterone can help build stronger bones. Does hormone replacement therapy reduce your risk even if you have a strong family history of the disease?
I’m 49 and I recently underwent a hysterectomy in June of 2010. Ever since, I’ve been experiencing several symptoms that I thought were only for women going through menopause. Hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, mood swings, you name it. Being that I no longer have a uterus or ovaries, am I still a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?
Michael Lee, M.D. was originally trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology and later worked as a clinical professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine. As medical director of BodyLogicMD of Miami, Dr. Lee helps his patients overcome health challenges associated with aging, using proven integrative and functional therapies, consisting of a combination of customized nutrition and fitness programs and bioidentical hormone therapy, when necessary.
The only real symptoms I have is an irregular menstrual cycle and fatigue that get progressively worsens throughout the day. I work with menopausal women that say I am about to go through the change. I am only 42. No night sweats, hot flashes or changes in libido. How do I know for sure if I’m going through perimenopause?
Baseball and other sports got it right when they took steps to ban performance enhancers. It’s time the medical community got educated on the benefits – and potential pitfalls – of the supplements their patients are taking (with or without their doctor’s advice). I’m thinking now might be the time for supplement regulation.
Perimenopause also referred to as pre-menopause or early menopause is the length of time before and one year after the final menstrual period, during which ovarian hormonal patterns change. The average age at which irregular cycles develop is approximately age 47 but in many cases can start as early as 35 years old. Like menopause, perimenopause is a normal part of a woman’s life cycle. The length varies for each woman, starting either just a few months before menopause or even several years before being menopausal. Women can experience many of the same signs of menopause and can find relief with bioidentical hormone therapy.
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