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Most diabetic patients in the US have type 2 diabetes or diabetes mellitus. This blog will focus on that population exclusively. Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels appropriately. In diabetic patients, the body’s production of insulin...

We all know that stress is bad but do you know how it can affect your body? Stress can affect various processes in the body like hormone production, the menstrual cycle, and fertility in women and men as well as digestion and immune function. When...

I have been around the medical profession long enough to know that bodies can respond differently to the same situations. One of the differences in these responses is with coffee. Some people get nervous or jittery, while others just feel “up” for several hours.  For the...

Menopause is a biological process that occurs in every woman, typically between the ages of 35-55. Although this process can begin earlier in some women, it is not a matter of if but rather when. Hormones affect nearly every physiological process in your body. When...

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many couples are frantically searching for that perfect gift. Whether your partner’s love language is receiving gifts, physical touch, acts of service, or quality time – there is a common thread that runs through human attraction and love. Oxytocin is...

When one considers using bioidentical hormones there are multiple factors to consider. For many women, the impetus is the varying degree of vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats) that can make one’s life miserable. For others, the impetus is “brain fog” which consists of problems...

Starting the New Year off with a new you, often begins with resolutions such as eating healthier and exercising more. After months of training and dieting, you see there are no results. Therefore, it may be time to get a lab workup to examine your...

This short guide is going to discuss the “ins and outs” of hormones in women. That is, we are going to discuss the safe and effective addition of hormones to the body, and metabolism, or how our body removes hormones. As a primer, it is...

Memory loss is something all of us can relate to at least superficially. Even the healthiest of us can forget our car keys or cell phones during the whirl of a busy day. Also, we may have relatives or friends who suffer from one of the...

As we go through life, there are times when even those of us who generally have a healthy libido, or sex drive, experience problems with it. While this problem can occur at any stage of life, it most commonly occurs after menopause for women and...