Oct 28 2013
Premarin, Premro & Bioidentical Hormones
If you are confused about the difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones, you are certainly not alone. The difference between the two is a hotly contested issue among medical professionals, and unfortunately, it is women su...
Oct 15 2013
Confusion Continues on the Benefits of Estrogen
I had my gynecologist “up the ante” yesterday, by increasing my Vivelle Dot dosage from .05 milligrams to .1 milligrams. Some of you may recall that I decided recently to try the Vivelle Dot patch, an FDA approved, bioidentical estradiol, in a...
Oct 01 2013
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?
It’s time to think pink, ladies. October is breast cancer awareness month! For women who are using hormone therapy to treat their perimenopause and menopause symptoms (I’m in that group), breast cancer awareness is more than just one month ou...
Aug 29 2013
Birth Control Pills for Perimenopause Symptoms?
I’ve never been a huge fan of birth control pills. Though, like many young women in the 60s and 70s, I certainly tried them. I also had a lot of friends who simple had to take them (or so they were told), to help regulate their menstrual cycl...
Aug 23 2013
What are the Side Effects & Risks of Prometrium?
Prior to my taking Prometrium, an FDA approved, bioidentical, oral progesterone, I used bioidentical progesterone in a cream form, which I purchased from compounding pharmacies. I was careful to only purchase the highest grade and quality I co...
Aug 14 2013
Calcium & Vitamin D Improves Bone Strength When Taken with HRT?
A new study slated to be published in the February 2014 print issue of Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), found that women who were taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, in conjunction with hormone repla...
Jun 19 2013
What Are Some Benefits of Estrogen Therapy?
I never anticipated at the end of 2012 that 2013 would become what I have now dubbed, “The Year of Estrogen.” I actually had other plans for my blogging topics in 2013. But, as Fox News anchor, Shepard Smith always says at the beginning of his ...
Jun 17 2013
Great Job Cutting Through the Noise!
...Is what he said to me in response to my last blog post,If Menopause is a Natural Process, Why Use Hormones? “He” is Dr. Steven Rabin, M.D., a Burbank, California gynecologist – and I did appreciate the support and enthusiastic thumbs-up for ...
Jun 07 2013
If Menopause is a Natural Process, Why Use Hormones?
I have had more than one woman say this to me about menopause, and certainly many, many physicians feel the same way as well. They believe that menopause is a natural passage of life which should not be interfered with. Hence, no hormones, no s...
May 31 2013
The Hormone Decision
I purchased a new book recently, The Hormone Decision, by Tara Parker-Pope. Tara is a nationally recognized women’s health writer for both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She was also a contributor in the movie “Hot Flash Havoc: a...