Antidepressant Gets FDA Approval for Hot Flashes

The FDA recently approved Brisdelle, the first non-hormonal medication for hot flashes associated with menopause. This may be exciting news for women wishing to avoid hormonal options for their hot flashes. But, before you take on a new medication, consider the side effects and other options (including bio-identical hormone replacement) to see if Brisdelle is … Continued

New Menopause Drug Comes with Side Effects

The FDA has approved a new drug to treat hot flashes in menopausal women called Brisdelle. It is a form of Paxil, an antidepressant. Antidepressants are not a new treatment for menopausal symptoms.  Medications such as Effexor, Paxil, and Prozac can decrease hot flashes and night sweats. They are not as effective as hormone therapy … Continued

Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Major Breakthrough

Hormone Replacement Therapy, the life changing treatment for women suffering from imbalance or complete loss of hormones, has seen a breakthrough. Many women and physicians have been hesitant to become involved with HRT, due to the frightening results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). This week, new evidence puts those fears to rest. The results … Continued

Getting a Second Shot at Youth

Hormone treatments for men and women are increasingly popular among the Baby Boomers and others seeking the fountain of youth in a pill, pellet, patch or gel. These treatments are touted by anti-aging centers and some doctors as a way to battle the bulge and loss of muscle, strength, sex drive and stamina that may … Continued

Wellness Project Winner Attributes Added Support to Success

Yesterday, Angela McInnes shared her story of success after completing her first month on the program. Today, Angela shares with us one of the keys to her success. Jacqueline Mix, Angela’s mom, who nominated Angela for the The Wellness Project, has chosen to embark on a journey of total wellness alongside her daughter.  She is … Continued

Anxiety and writing

This is my virgin voyage into the blogosphere. I am learning to overcome anxiety about this activity. Many of my patients at BodylogicMD of Cincinnati suffer from anxiety too. These are the ways that I try to help them. Many women with this problem are deficient in progesterone, and replacing this hormone with a cream … Continued

Do bioidentical hormones cause breast cancer?

Does bioidentical hormone therapy cause breast cancer? Hormone replacement therapy got a lot of bad press since publication of the Women’s Health Initiative.  This study looked at over 16,000 women whose average age was 64.  The women in this study took the synthetic hormones: Premarin and Provera.  This study sought to answer the question, “Does hormone replacement … Continued

It’s a Wrap: This Week in Hormones…

There’s been a lot of talk about hormones in the media lately and the bioidentical hormone experts compiled a list of some recent articles that you might find interesting. October 2011 – Afraid that using testosterone to treat andropause might increase your risk of prostate cancer? Fear no more, say researchers from the Institute of Urology at … Continued

Interesting WSJ Article About Menopause & Hormone Therapy

Yesterday, there was a very interesting article in the Wall Street Journal titled New Views of Hormone Therapy in Menopause. I actually commented on the article yesterday. For me, as an OB/GYN who practices integrative medicine at BodyLogicMD in Hartford, CT and also as a menopausal woman who uses bio-identical hormones, I am excited to … Continued

Wall Street Journal Article on Hormones & Menopause

Today, there was an article on WallStreetJournal.com – New Views on Hormone Therapy in Menopause This is the kind of press we need about women’s hormones! Women have to understand that they CAN safely choose hormones because there is a safety difference between the different types of hormones and routes of delivery.  They’ve also got … Continued