The Angelina Effect: Oophorectomies, Menopause & BHRT

Menopause is a taboo subject in Hollywood. But now that actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful women, has undergone a preventive oophorectomy at age 39, the media has taken notice. Jolie made this decision due to genetic testing that revealed a 50 percent chance of … Continued

Hysterectomy: How Does it Impact Sexual Health?

A hysterectomy is medically necessary for many women in the treatment of uterine fibroids, cancer, abnormal bleeding and endometriosis. This procedure significantly impacts a woman’s physical and emotional well-being. It has long been associated with negative side effects, including hormonal imbalances and deterioration of sex drive, leading many women to refuse the procedure and live … Continued

Women who have undergone hysterectomy may benefit from BHRT

The best time to start taking an estrogen regimen is within the first 3 years of menopause. This gives better bone and cardiac protection because it is taken for a longer period of time. It is best to start immediately rather than waiting for a problem to develop.

Medical Monday: Hysterectomy – Surgical Menopause

“I had a total hysterectomy about 2 years ago. If all my female parts are gone, why am I still dealing with all the mood swings and depression? I thought that removing everything would effectively remove the root of the problem so I didn’t have to deal with all this? I’m finding that my symptoms are getting worse, not better. Please help.”

BodyLogicMD's CMO Responds to Newsweek's Recent Article on Oprah and Somers

I know that there is a middle ground in the bioidentical hormone debate. Suzanne Somers is on one side of the debate. I would welcome another show with Dr. Streicher, Dr. Northrup and a few doctors who use the lower dose regimens and combinations of pharmaceutical and compounded prescriptions. Many of the physicians trained by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and the Institute of Functional Medicine practice in a more conservative manner than what was described on Oprah’s shows. Overall, I love the conversation and the fact that there are so many points of view. It gives everyone a chance to ask questions and learn more for themselves.

Summary of Oprah's Webcast with Dr. Christiane Northrup

A summary of Dr. Christiane Northrup’s webcast on bioidentical hormones sponsored by Oprah. The webcast answered several questions brought up by Oprah’s shows on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy featuring Robin McGraw and Suzanne Somers.

Bioidentical Hormones Q&A

Due to fibroid tumors I had a complete hysterectomy at age 48. I tried the “natural” suggestions for hormone replacement, with no luck. I have been on Premarin for about 3 years now, but am very nervous taking it. I have also been diagnosed with thyroid disease since, with a roller coaster of ups and … Continued

How Long Do You Have To Take Bioidentical Hormones?

Once you start bioidentical hormone replacement therapy when do you stop? Do you have to take them forever? BodyLogicMD physician Dr. Travis Deuson of Encino, California responds.