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If your relationship is missing that special spark you used to have, it may be your hormones. Men & Women need Hormones to be healthy and happy. To be truly healthy, you need to balance all of your hormones and get enough to equal a healthy 35 year old.
This is the story of my patient Paige. When she first came to see me she was 52 years old and had been experiencing “Menopause” symptoms since age 34. That is when she had a Total Hysterectomy, in which her Gynecologist removed her uterus and both ovaries due to severe Endometriosis. Continue reading
This is the story of my patient Penny. When she first came to see me she was 52 years old and had been experiencing “Menopause” symptoms since age 34. That is when she had a Total Hysterectomy, in which her Gynecologist removed her uterus and both ovaries due to severe Endometriosis. Too bad she didn’t come to see me 18 years ago.
When Penny came to my office she was suffering from hot flashes, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, total loss of libido, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, weight gain and joint pains. She was miserable and I was her last hope. These symptoms are more than mere nuisances; they are indicators for increased risk of female cancers.
GENEVA, Feb 19, 2013 (Reuters) – Man-made chemicals in everyday products are likely to be at least the partial cause of a global surge in birth deformities, hormonal cancers and psychiatric diseases, a U.N.-sponsored research team reported on Tuesday.
These substances, dubbed Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), could also be linked to a decline in the human male sperm count and female fertility, PMS, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, hot flashes and an increase in breast, uterine and ovarian cancers.
Dr. Hansen has written and spoken out about this subject frequently over the past 5 years. If you have wondered why it seems like you and everyone you know is having significant hormone issues this is the reason why. Watch this video to learn what you can do about it.
This is the story of my patient who I will call Jan. When she came to see me she was 56 years old and had been experiencing menopause symptoms for about 6 years. She was having 5-6 hot flashes every day and 2-3 hot flashes every night with sweating that soaked her from head to toe. Needless to say this was more than annoying. Continue reading
Have you noticed a decreased enjoyment in life? Do you feel down or depressed more than normal? Are you feeling weaker physically and emotionally? Is you sex drive fading? Do you feel too stiff, achy and tired to do the things you used to love to do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should check your Testosterone level. Continue reading
This is the story of my patient Katrina. When she first came to see me she was 61 years old and had been experiencing “Menopause” symptoms for almost 10 years. She was suffering from hot flashes, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, low libido, fatigue, weight gain and arthritis. She felt and looked 10 years older than she really was.
These symptoms are more than mere nuisances; they are indicators of low Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and low Growth Hormone that put her at increased risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer. Continue reading
Growth Hormone (GH ) is one of many endocrine hormones, like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, Melatonin and DHEA, that all decline in production as we age. Hormones are tiny chemical messengers continuously secreted in the bloodstream in order to regulate the activities of the vital systems of the body. The word “hormone” is derived from a Greek word meaning to stimulate. Many of these hormones can be replaced to deter the effects of aging.
GH supplementation has been found to reverse age-related symptoms including increased body fat, decreased muscle mass, increased cholesterol, decreased stamina and energy, decreased mental function, decreased collagen production, wrinkling of the skin and loss of libido. When GH levels fall below the optimal range, supplementation can boost the body’s internal supply and production. Continue reading
This is the story of my patient Deena. When she first came to see me she was 51 years old and was suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, fatigue, irritability, memory loss, and weight gain. She felt like she was suddenly aging very rapidly.
These symptoms are more than mere nuisances; they are indicators of hormone imbalances and deficiencies that put a woman at increased risk of cancer, heart disease, dementia and osteoporosis.
Deena was suffering from 4-5 hot flashes with night sweats every night making it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. She was tired and irritable most of the time, but the symptoms that had her the most worried were her rapid weight gain in her mid section and her terrible short-term memory loss. Continue reading
This is the story of my patient Genny. When she first came to see me she was 54 years old and had been experiencing “Menopause” symptoms for several years. She was suffering from hot flashes, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, low libido, fatigue, weight gain and significant hair loss. She felt like she was coming unraveled.
These symptoms are more than mere nuisances; they are indicators of low Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and low Thyroid.
Penny suffered from hot flashes and night sweats 2-3 times per night that made it impossible to get a good night’s sleep and she was tired and irritable most of the time, but the symptom that had her the most worried was her extreme amount of hair loss. Continue reading
Does AARP really speak for the elderly? Or the AMA for doctors?
In Washington, AARP (the American Association of Retired Persons) and the AMA (American Medical Association) claim to represent the interests of retirees and doctors. But do these groups actually represent anything other than their own special interests and their own pockets?
Data collected from Canada and Hong Kong during 2009-2010 showed that people who received the seasonal flu vaccine in 2008 had twice the risk of getting the H1N1 “swine flu,” compared to those who hadn’t received a flu shot
While the initial findings were largely discounted, new research confirms the link between the flu vaccination and an increased risk of more serious bouts of pandemic illness.
Whooping cough, caused by Bordetella pertussis, is a cyclical disease with natural increases that tend to occur every 5-7 years, no matter how high the vaccination rate is in a population using DPT/DTaP or Tdap vaccines on a widespread basis. Whole cell DPT vaccines used in the U.S. from the 1950′s until the late 1990′s were estimated to be 63 to 94 percent effective and studies showed that vaccine-acquired immunity fell to about 40 percent after seven years.
The US Preventive Services Task Force has recently reviewed the past ten years of research on the use of Pharmaceutical Hormone Therapy. The analysis, published Monday, May 28, 2012, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, combines the results of nine previous clinical trials and found that women taking synthetic estrogen or a combination of synthetic estrogen and progestin (synthetic progesterone) lowered their risk of broken bones, but increased their chances of developing a host of other complications, including breast cancer, heart disease, strokes, gallbladder disease and dementia.
“Mammography might not be appropriate for use in breast cancer screening because it cannot distinguish between progressive and nonprogressive cancer,” said Mette Kalager, M.D., lead author of new research linking mammograms to significant overdiagnosis of breast cancer.
The new research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) suggests that routine mammography screening — long viewed as an essential tool in detecting early breast cancers — may in fact lead to a significant amount of overdiagnosis of disease that would have proved harmless. Based on a study of 39,888 women in Norway, the researchers estimate that between 15 percent and 25 percent of breast cancer cases are overdiagnosed and cause women to undergo surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation needlessly. Continue reading
February 28, 2012 — A new study warns that adults who use hypnotic drugs, like Ambien (zolpidem), Restoril (temazepam), Lunesta (eszopiclone), Sonata (zaleplon), barbiturates, and even sedative antihistamines to help them sleep have a greater than 3-fold increased risk for early death. The large study was a matched cohort survival analysis. Continue reading
On February 28, 2012, the FDA added two new WARNINGS to the already dangerous list of side effects for Statins. The list already includes muscle pain, Rhabdomyolysis, kidney failure, liver failure and death. The new WARNINGS are necessary because mounting evidence shows that Statins also cause a significant increase in the risk of diabetes and cognitive decline, including memory loss. Continue reading
This is the story of my patient Patty. When she first came to see me she was 53 years old. She was suffering from significant menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes 2-3 times per day and one time at night (low Estrogen), vaginal dryness (low Estriol), which made intercourse painful and absolutely no sex drive (low Testosterone).
Patty had stopped having periods 18 months prior and had put on 20lbs over the last 2 years. She was anxious and felt a sense of tension in her tummy most of the time. She was apathetic and depressed and felt a total lack of joy. She hardly recognized herself anymore and felt nearly hopeless. Continue reading
What’s the best diet? The diet you can live with for life that will help you loose weight fast, but safely, without gimmicks that wreck your health. I call it the Vital Lifetime Diet?
You can do it! Your slimmer, happier, healthier, better looking you is buried beneath the layers of all that – may I call it what it is – fat. Continue reading
This is the story of my patient Danielle. When she first came to see me she was 51years old and had been experiencing “Peri-Menopause.” This is the period of hormonal chaos that occurs before a woman’s monthly periods finally stop. It usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 55. Technically, a woman is not in Menopause until she has missed more than 12 consecutive months of menstrual periods. Continue reading