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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...

Sleep is one of the most common and important things that hormonal changes can affect. Without good quality sleep, it becomes difficult for our bodies to regulate appetite, burn fat, and to feel good especially happy and calm. Poor sleep leads to inflammation in the...

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...

Low mood and feelings of depression can be common symptoms of both perimenopause and menopause. Depression and the onset of menopause share many of the same symptoms including fatigue, irritability, anxiety and difficulty concentrating. Due to this, many women can be misdiagnosed with depression 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...