What Does Progesterone Do? (part 1)

Progesterone is a steroid hormone that has many biological functions. It is one of the major sex hormones in women and is usually the first sex hormone to decline as a woman enters menopause. It’s also found in men, but at lower levels than in women. When I was in medical school, back in the … Continued

Progesterone–who needs it? (who doesn’t need it?)

Progesterone is a critical ovarian produced steroid hormone that plays specific roles throughout a woman’s life. For women who are premenopausal, progesterone production begins around mid-cycle, rises to a peak @ day 21 of the typical cycle, and then plummets in the absence of pregnancy, triggering a period @ 2-5 days later. Low progesterone during … Continued

Changing My Life to Change the Lives of Patients

I have a confession, I have a favorite hormone – it is progesterone.  I know more about progesterone than most people and honestly, I love to talk about it.  Of course, why wouldn’t I? Progesterone has allowed me to not only treat symptoms of aging, but it has made a significant impact on the quality … 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

Feeling Irritable? Could Be Your Hormones

In women who are entering menopause, estrogen levels are either too high or too low. Estrogen influences the production of serotonin – a neurotransmitter that regulates mood. Irritable Men Syndrome or Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) is the term used to describe the mood swings in men. Although Irritable Male Syndrome is most often caused by high stress and/or low testosterone; high estrogen levels can also cause irritability in men.

What Is The Connection Between Hormones And PMS?

Dr. Roger Spahr of BodyLogicMD of Indianapolis discusses the connection between hormones and PMS. The rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone hormone levels cause PMS symptoms.

I Need Relief From PMS…Now!

With a combination of bioidentical hormone therapy and a fitness and nutrition program, many of our patients have been able to normalize their cycle and subsequently experience relief from the symptoms caused by the PMS hormones.

PMS and Hormones

Menopause isn’t the only hormonal change that causes undesirable symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women. Each month, many women experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance that are commonly referred to as PMS or pre-menstrual symptoms. The causes of PMS are linked to the changing hormones that occur in the body during the menstrual cycle. Some women … Continued