Could the Women’s Health Initiative be to Blame for Insomnia?

by BodyLogicMD The Women’s Health Initiative made big news back in 2002 with its highly controversial report that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could increase the risk of cancer and other detrimental diseases. Lately, the study has been in the news again—but this time it’s not in the spotlight to showcase the study’s findings, but rather … Continued

Progesterone Linked to Mid Life Sleep Disturbances in Women

Can’t sleep? It might be menopause. New research is finding that women approaching the earliest stages of menopause, also known as perimenopause, experience sleep disturbances in a certain phase of their cycle. The recent study, published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, examined the sleep patterns of perimenopausal women. Fifty-five percent of subjects experienced … Continued

Dealing with Perimenopause

You don’t feel as great as you used to. You’re moody, irritable and you can’t keep the weight off. You’re tired all the time and can’t seem to get enough sleep. Your family may be treading on eggshells around you. It’s almost like you’re living in a perpetual state of PMS – and that’s not … Continued

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

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

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

Perimenopause and Hormone Balance

A lot of female patients in their 30’s and 40’s come into my office complaining of not feeling as well as they used to. They are moody, irritable, not sleeping and tired all the time. They have lost their zing in the bedroom and are tired of other doctors telling them that nothing is wrong … Continued

Medical Mondays: What can I expect as a patient of BodyLogicMD?

I’ve been searching the web for answers as to why I’m feeling the way I do and everything points to early menopause or “perimenopause.” I found your website and I was very impressed with the amount of information available and also the highly qualified physicians within your network. If I were to sign up for your services, what can I expect as a patient of BodyLogicMD?

Medical Mondays: How can I reboot my libido?

I’m still getting my period, but I feel like menopause is on the horizon. I used to have an excellent sex life and great sex drive, but now I feel like my libido is just gone. I’m 40 years old and I can care less about having sex. Is this normal for a woman my age? Is there anything I can do to jump-start my libido?

Medical Mondays: How do I know if I’m going through perimenopause?

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?