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

Hot Flashes—How Many Years Do They Last?

Duration of Menopause Symptoms Varies From Woman to Woman by BodyLogicMD Most women are familiar with one of the major symptoms of menopause, hot flashes, in which normal body temperature rises and an intense feeling of heat suddenly flushes over the body. Hot flashes are usually accompanied by a red, flushed face and heavy sweating. … 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

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

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

Recognizing and Treating the Symptoms of 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 really too far off. Just like those times before your period, your hormones are out of whack — but they’re not getting any better. Welcome to perimenopause!

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?