How BHRT Can Improve Arthritic Joint Pain

Arthritis Symptoms Linked to Decrease in Estrogen by BodyLogicMD Of the many symptoms of aging, joint pain can be one of the worst. Joint pain, especially related to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, is significantly more common in women than in men, but it can be quite debilitating for both. If you have joint pain or … Continued

Exploring Your Options: Alternatives to Hysterectomy

Pros, Cons, and Options by BodyLogicMD It’s a startling fact, but an estimated one in three women in the United States will have a hysterectomy by the age of 60. The operation, which involves surgical removal of all or part of the uterus, can lead to serious complications. Urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, fistula formation, and chronic … Continued

Can Estrogen Be to Blame for Migraines?

by BodyLogicMD For women who suffer from chronic migraines, the onset of PMS is likely to cause more exacerbated symptoms than for women who do not have migraines. According to research published recently in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, women with a past history of migraines show a more rapid … 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: Should Women Take Estrogen?

Should Women take Estrogen? I wrote this post last January due to an article in the New York Times: Menopause, as Brought to You by Big Pharma | December, 2009 By NATASHA SINGER and DUFF WILSON Here is my response to the New York Times article: After reading this article, you may be feeling some anxiety and … Continued

Xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens are “alien-estrogens” that are not made in your body.  They come from natural compounds in foods you consume, pesticides and herbicides you are exposed to, plastics that come into contact with food and water, and hormones, mostly in food but also in water.  These hormones can  be natural, such as those found in milk … Continued

Environmental estrogen

How many of our collective medical problems might be related to environmental exposure to estrogen like compounds? Xenoestrogens (think chemicals) are everywhere. From the meat we eat, the plastic we drink from and the pesticides used to keep bugs off our food. We ingest these substances and they stick around in our body for a … Continued

Estrogen made me worse

I saw a patient today that complained of continuous hot flashes despite being on estrogen. After further discussion, she had a total hysterectomy 3 years prior and was subsequently placed on Premarin. She kept going back to her Doctor, who in turn, continued to raise her dose of estrogen without improvement. She then came to … Continued

Bioidentical estrogen improves memory in postmenopausal women

A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that women taking bioidentical estrogen had a significant improvement in memory, compared to women receiving synthetic hormones. Recent research has shown that synthetic estrogen is harmful to brain function, especially in women at risk for dementia. This study looked at women at risk … Continued

Medical Mondays: Does estrogen dominance affect men too?

Medical Mondays – You ask the questions and our highly trained bioidentical hormones experts will post your answer LIVE! Q: I’ve been contemplating starting hormone replacement therapy ever since I saw a special on Dr. Phil a few years back that talked about andropause and how men could benefit from bioidentical hormones too. Being that … Continued