Could Estrogen Therapy Prolong Your Life?

Women Taking Hormone Replacement Had Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Death, Recent Study Shows by BodyLogicMD Middle-aged women the world over know the many discomforts that can arise during menopause. Due to plummeting hormone levels, everything from hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness to depression and other serious health concerns can show up, … Continued

New Study Finds That Hormone Replacement Therapy Is Not Linked to Premature Death

A Follow-Up on the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative Sheds New Light on the Safety of Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Women by BodyLogicMD Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness—the distressing list of menopausal symptoms goes on and on. If you’ve been resisting giving bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) a try for relief because of concerns … Continued

BHRT May Provide Relief from Joint Pain

Relieve Knee, Shoulder, and Lower Back Pain by BodyLogicMD Do you enjoy dancing? Hiking? Gardening? Playing with your children or grandchildren? If you have joint pain, especially knee, shoulder, or back pain, some of your favorite activities have probably become painful and arduous, if not impossible. And because regular physical activity is essential for your … Continued

Hormones Can Be a Headache… Literally!

Prevention, Treatment, and Causes of Hormonal Headaches by BodyLogicMD Almost everyone has experienced at least one splitting headache in their lifetime. Headaches can take many forms, from tension headaches to migraines. Whether they are short in duration or chronic, mild or severe, headaches can be very disruptive to daily life. Depending on the type of … Continued

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