Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen dominance is a hormone imbalance that affects younger and older women, alike. Young girls are entering puberty as young as age seven, young women in their twenties are experiencing perimenopause, women in their 30s and 40s are reaching menopause – all due to hormone imbalances related to unfortunate medical choices, environment and too much … Continued

Bio-Identical Hormones: Therapy That Uses Mother Nature’s Blue Print

I have been writing quite a few articles on hormone therapy lately and have mentioned bio-identical hormones in many of those articles. I realized that I have never offered an explanation of what a bio-identical hormone is. Bio-identical hormones have been getting a great deal of attention in the media lately, so many are familiar … Continued

Creams, Pills, Patches, and Pellets: The Many Forms of Bioidentical Hormones

There are many ways to take hormone therapy, and the form of hormone therapy prescribed may depend on several variables, such as effectiveness, safety, and patient preferences. The form of hormone therapy that gets the most attention is hormone creams. Most patients have heard about creams and are excited to use this form. Part of … Continued

Estrogen metabolites

I have taken care of breast cancer patients as a surgeon for over 25 years. It is a devastating diagnosis because of the severity of the treatments and because it affects so many young women. As I treat women with hormonal imbalance now, I have a different understanding of the importance of using bioidentical hormones … Continued

How Long Do I Need To Take Hormones?

I often get asked this question by my patients, and I advise them to consider some important facts about hormone therapy. Most patients come to see me because they’re experiencing symptoms of hormone deficiencies and want to feel better. This is an important aspect of hormone therapy. We all want to feel better and have … Continued

Estrogen: a hormone that serves many needs

It is quite common for female patients of mine to question me concerning the need for estrogen as part of their bioidentical hormone regimen This is especially true if they don’t have symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. In fact most physicians will only recommend estrogen to woman who have severe symptoms like … Continued

Hot Flashes

Many women we see at BodylogicMD of Sacramento have hot flashes as a chief complaint. A lot of these women are still having periods, although often not in a regular way. These hot flashes are annoying during the day but sometimes debilitating at night. Women often wake up in a puddle of sweat multiple times … Continued

When Estrogen Dominates, Part 1

Hormones work to together in harmony to help regulate how our bodies function. In women, this is most evident with progesterone and estrogen. These two hormones work in tandem to orchestrate a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle to prepare her body for pregnancy. Balance between these two hormones is vital for numerous other functions. I often … Continued

Breast Cancer

I just saw a patient in my surgical practice with her second primary breast cancer. I took care of her with her first one 11 years ago, and this time she needed a mastectomy. She had been on premarin for about 20 years before her first diagnosis. She is likely to do well but what … Continued

Environmental estrogen

How many of our collective medical problems might be related to environmental exposure to estrogen like compounds? Xenoestrogens (think chemicals) are everywhere. From the meat we eat, the plastic we drink from and the pesticides used to keep bugs off our food. We ingest these substances and they stick around in our body for a … Continued