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The attention of the medical community had long been fixed on the precipitous drop in hormone levels that accompany menopause in female patients. This sudden and sharp decline in hormone levels is accompanied by an eruption of symptoms, including: hot flashes, night sweats, depression, mood...

I have often told patients picking up prescriptions for hair loss that if they could come up with a foolproof, quick way to regrow hair, they could be a billionaire. I further explain that hair loss is a complicated problem – it has hormonal, behavioral...

When choosing Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for men and women, there are multiple options available. For men, options include testosterone pellet therapy, testosterone injections, creams or gels and lozenges. We will focus on the pellet therapy and topical therapy.  Women have all those options as...

Breast cancer and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is definitely a contested debate in today’s society. Then again, almost every day we are finding more and more items that we consume or are exposed to on a regular basis that is claimed to be carcinogenic. I...

We have discussed many different aspects of hormones on this blog, and the reader is most likely aware that hormones function as signaling molecules. They are secreted from one part of the body, travel through the bloodstream, and arrive at a target tissue to transmit...

Migraine headaches disproportionately affect women. According to the American Migraine Foundation, females experience more symptoms, and the migraine lasts longer than it does in men with the issue. Women experience migraines at a rate 3x higher than their male counterparts. Prepubescent rates of migraines are...

When a woman approaches or enters menopause, one of the primary things which needs to be adjusted is her diet. The biggest issue is weight gain which is very prominent during this time of life, so we must address both the quantities and types of...

The term “Irritable Male Syndrome” is defined as unusual levels of low mood and irritability occurring in men as they age and thus have constantly declining testosterone levels. Of course, some men are just born to be grumpy old men, but for others, hormone issues...

As we age, symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, sleep disturbances, depression, decreased sex drive, anxiety and joint pain begin to cloud our daily routines. If you are in your 30’s or older and are exhibiting these symptoms, you are not alone. Many feel these symptoms...

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...