Testosterone Therapy, While Good for Muscle Mass and Sexual Stamina, Has Raised Concern About Cardiovascular Risk. However, a New Study Indicates That Testosterone Therapy May Actually Be Heart-Protective. by BodyLogicMD As men age, their testosterone levels naturally start waning—in fact, it has been estimated that nearly 40 percent of men aged 45 and older have … Continued
No, cholesterol is not all evil. You need cholesterol to make all your sex hormones: Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA. You need cholesterol to make your adrenal hormones: DHEA, Corstisol and Aldosterone. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones for proper brain function: Pregnenalone, and all the sex hormones mentioned above.You need cholesterol to make the great “sun hormone” … Continued
Do you ever wonder why some individuals with lower cholesterol have heart attacks and coronary artery disease while some individuals with higher cholesterol do not? Is there more to heart disease than cholesterol alone? While cholesterol certainly has been proven to be a major risk factor in coronary artery disease and heart attacks, the latest … Continued
While cholesterol is an essential material, high levels of cholesterol flowing through the bloodstream can actually lead to the development of a condition called atherosclerosis, which is the gradual build-up of plaque along the inner walls of veins and arteries.
My cholesterol levels are: Total: 246, LDL: 188, HDL: 40. I am not taking any statins as of now, but my doctor keeps pushing me to do so. My question is, what can I do to improve my cholesterol levels aside from taking cholesterol drugs?
When it comes to heart health and cardiovascular risk, it’s important to know the differences between bioidentical and synthetic hormones.
You probably don’t have to be told that your heart health is important. But what exactly can you do to reduce your risk of heart disease — or even take steps to improve your cardiovascular health? And what effect do hormones have on your heart?
A recent article in USA Today discussed the findings of a study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, regarding testosterone therapy in women with congestive heart failure. The study published in the Oct 12th issue assessed the effect of testosterone supplementation on functional capacity and insulin resistance in female patients with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF).
New evidence presented to the American Heart Association suggests that vitamin D deficiencies can triple a woman’s risk of high blood pressure during and after menopause.
In light of American Heart Month, BodyLogicMD’s bioidentical hormone doctors have taken the time to compare some of the signs and symptoms of heart attack in men and women and offer advice on what they can do to reduce their risk.