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One of the primary concerns men and women have as they age is the accumulation of body fat, especially around the midsection. Not only is this weight gain unwanted and unsightly, it is also unhealthy. The prevalence of high caloric intake and sedentary lifestyles in...

When most people think about menopause before it happens, the subject seems fairly straightforward. A woman is going through life perfectly normal, having her monthly cycle around the same days apart for decades. Then it suddenly stops. But those of you who have experienced the...

Clouding of consciousness. That's the medical term for the condition colloquially known as "brain fog". Fitting, isn't it? Most of us can relate to being at least a little bit foggy some days. The manifestations of this condition range from lack of focus or mental...

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...

Today, we recognize there is no one-size fits all Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), that menopause is not a disease to be cured and that some women need hormone therapy and some do not. When people’s hormones are unbalanced, they will definitely not feel their best,...

  As each of us approaches either Menopause for women or Andropause for men, we have to decide if we will replace those depleted hormones or not.  As with most choices in life, it is more complicated than it might first appear.  While medical professionals are...

When I speak to patients in the pharmacy about their bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) product, I like to make a differentiation between “tangible” benefits and “intangible” benefits to help explain the effects of their medication. I define tangible benefits as direct improvements in the...

  Menopause is defined as the point when menstrual cycles stop and are diagnosed when no cycles for 12 consecutive months.  This is a very important consideration since most women will live half their lives without a menstrual cycle.  Women produce many native or natural hormones...

In the not too distant past, when physicians were considering prescribing hormone replacement therapy for their patients, very few of them would bother to measure the levels of the various hormones involved. This applied both to the initial decision to prescribe and to the ongoing...