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
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
“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.”
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.
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