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How BHRT Helps Build Stronger Bones

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Fri, Jan 29, 2016 @ 12:22 PM

Osteoporosis is a risk for all adults as they age, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, but for women it can be almost a given due to the vast hormonal changes that occur during perimenopause and menopause. These changes in hormones cause the bones to become thin and brittle, increasing the risk of fractures and bone degenerative conditions.

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8 Ways Your Thyroid Could Be Mimicking Hormone Issues

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

If you are dealing with common hormonal symptoms like hair loss, weight gain, and fatigue, you may find yourself wondering whether you are dealing with normal female hormonal issues or thyroid problems. Common thyroid hormones like TSH, Free T3, Free T4, and Reverse T3 can mimic the effects of an imbalance in female hormones. Figuring out the difference is important if you are going to maximize your health and use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) effectively.

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Sweet Dreams: Insomnia and BHRT

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Mon, Jan 25, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Insomnia is a surprisingly common problem for adults today. According to Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as many as 50 percent of adults struggle with insomnia, and a total of 70 million Americans have a chronic problem with it.

For many of these individuals, hormones are part of the problem.

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Flex Your Muscles: How BHRT Impacts Muscle Mass

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Fri, Jan 22, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Your muscles are finely tuned instruments designed to move your body from place to place. When you're focusing on building those muscles, you will spend more time exercising and strengthening them, often in the gym using weights. However, if you are dealing with a hormone imbalance – more specifically, a testosterone deficiency – you may struggle to build muscles. If it seems that, no matter how hard you work, you simply cannot build muscle mass, hormones may be to blame.

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Night Sweats: Beat the Heat with BHRT

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Wed, Jan 20, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Menopause is something that every woman goes through once they reach their 40s or 50s. It is caused by the natural reduction in reproductive hormones and often results in a number of symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood swings. Another common symptom that many women experience during menopause is night sweats.

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What's Happening in My Brain During Mental Fog, and How Can I Fix It?

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Mon, Jan 18, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Hot flashes and night sweats aren't the only menopausal symptoms women face. Many women also face memory issues as they transition through menopause, something that is known as "mental fog."

Mental fog is also referred to as brain fog or brain fatigue. Basically, it's an episode of mental confusion that can range from mild to severe that causes women to experience poor mental recall, a reduced mental sharpness, and a lack of focus. If you are suffering from mental fog as you are going through the stages of menopause, you may want to consider undergoing BHRT in order to adjust your hormone levels, thereby reducing the episodes of mental fog that you are experiencing.

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5 Ways Hot Flashes Affect You, and How You Can Take Control

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

One of the main symptoms that women experience around the time of menopause is the dreaded hot flash. Hot flashes are caused by hormonal fluctuations and result in feelings of intense heat, perspiration, and other symptoms that range from mild to severe. These symptoms disrupt the normal functioning of the body's vascular and motor systems.

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4 Ways for Men to Benefit from Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

If you are a male in your 40s and have begun experiencing impaired cognitive function, decreased energy, decreased sex drive, or even weight gain, you might be looking into the potential of hormone replacement therapy – specifically, bio identical hormone replacement therapy. To understand the benefits of bio identical hormone replacement therapy, you first need to understand the difference between it and other types of hormone replacement therapies.

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3 Things Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Is, and 3 Things It Isn't

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Tue, Jan 05, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Bio identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is quickly becoming the treatment of choice for hormonal imbalances. Among its most common uses is to address symptoms of menopause and andropause – the natural hormonal shifts that affect women and men as they reach age 40 and beyond. These shifts, unfortunately, often result in hormonal imbalances.

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If You're Going Through Menopause, You Don't Have to be Miserable

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Mon, Dec 21, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

So the change of life has begun, and your hormones seem to be throwing quite a retirement party. The symptoms that accompany their erratic behavior have certainly changed your life – and not for the better. In fact, they make you feel downright miserable most of the time, affecting your work, your family, and most everything else in your life.

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