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PUBLIC MARKS from longhorn2000 with tags hrt & cortisol

16 November 2006

Are Hormones Keeping You up at Night?

"While sleeping pills may help for a while, since they do not address the real reasons we cannot sleep, they will only work for a while. Sleeping pills simply treat the symptom and not the underlying cause of the problem which is hormonal imbalance and/or hormonal decline. "

15 November 2006

Focusing on Prevention

"There has been a tremendous push for “The Cure for Breast Cancer” in this country. However, this slogan completely misses a fundamental truth about what women want. No woman wants to develop breast cancer, then submit to disfiguring, painful, or toxic therapies with the hope of being cured. Women want and deserve safe, effective measures to prevent breast cancer and the other maladies that occur during midlife. "

14 November 2006

Dr. Hotze � Blog Archive � The Menopause/Thyroid Connection

"Any complete program to deal with perimenopause and menopause will also include weight-bearing exercise, sufficient sleep, stress reduction approaches, a healthy diet, and other useful lifestyle changes. A knowledgeable practitioner can help guide you in developing an overall approach to help you feel your best. "

09 November 2006

Dr. Hotze � Blog Archive � Hormone Imbalances in Younger Women

"In summary, make the connection between the symptoms you experience and hormone problems. Once your doctor has evaluated you and found you healthy by conventional standards, give up on conventional ping pong techniques of sending you from specialist to specialist and from test to test. These methods do not make anyone better. They only scare you and offer you a life of fear. Find a good doctor who will listen and care and who knows how to treat you with bioidentical hormones."

01 November 2006

Monitoring Natural Estrogen Use

"Not all women, even those who are menopausal or who have had a hysterectomy, need estrogen. As I hope I’ve made clear, many of the symptoms attributed to estrogen deficiency are actually caused by a relative excess of estrogen and are best treated with natural progesterone to restore the proper balance. In addition, even after menopause or a hysterectomy, a woman’s body continues to make estrogen in her fat cells."

23 October 2006

Estrogen Dominance and its Effect on the Reproductive Organs

Painful periods and heavy bleeding are classic symptoms of a relative excess of estrogen. Estrogen is a stimulative hormone, and too much of this hormone causes overgrowth of endometrial tissue. Estrogen also makes the blood clot more easily. When large clots of blood are passed during menstruation, the result is severe cramping.

18 October 2006

The Problem with Premarin and Provera

What exactly is Prempro, and why is it so harmful to a woman’s health? Prempro refers to the most popular form of HRT, a counterfeit estrogen called Premarin combined with a counterfeit progesterone called Provera. Premarin is a combination of horse estrogens derived from pregnant mares’ urine (hence the name Pre + mar + in). While this may be a fine preparation for mares in menopause, it is of dubious benefit for human beings.