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Dr. Richard Brandon

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Making Life Less of a Headache: Addressing Migraines with BHRT

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Fri, Dec 18, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Migraines are more than just a headache, as anyone who has suffered with them knows all too well. The symptoms that accompany the excruciating, throbbing pain differ from one person to another. However, what virtually all migraines have in common is that they make sufferers feel miserable from head to toe. These painful experiences can last anywhere from several hours to several days and are often quite debilitating.

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Brittle Bones are a Big Problem: 3 Ways Your Hormones Contribute to It

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Wed, Dec 16, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Brittle bones are the hallmark of osteoporosis. This bone weakening disease, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, will cause bone fractures in one of every two women and one of every four men age 50 and older. The result of this common complication of brittle bones can be severe, ranging from chronic pain and/or disability to death. Given those facts, doing what you can to prevent bone degeneration is essential to healthy aging.

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Sex Drive Drove Away? Bring it Back with BHRT

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Mon, Dec 14, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

If your sex drive seems to have driven away, leaving you feeling flat, you should know that this issue, while quite frustrating and difficult, certainly isn't uncommon. In fact, low libido is an extremely common complaint, especially in men and women who have reached age 40 and beyond – although it can happen at any time of life. In most cases, hormonal imbalances or deficiencies are at the root of the problem – issues that can often be successfully treated with bio identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

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Migraines, Mental Fog, and Mood Swings: Are They Connected?

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Fri, Dec 11, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Migraines, mental fog, and mood swings are symptoms that very commonly occur together. They often appear, typically along with other symptoms, at times of hormonal change. Women may experience these symptoms around the time of their menstrual period, during or after pregnancy, with use or cessation of oral contraceptives, and during the menopausal transition, for instance. Men may experience them as an effect of andropause. So what's the connection between hormonal imbalance and these symptoms?

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'Tis the Season: How to Strengthen Your Immune System

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Wed, Dec 09, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

The holiday season is a great time of year – a time for family celebrations, parties, shopping, and travel, all against the backdrop of sparkling snow and crisp, cold winter air.

Unfortunately, holiday season is also cold and flu season, and all that socializing and winter weather also increases your risk of catching the latest bug making the rounds. If you've been more prone to catching these pesky plagues lately, and if you'd rather not spend the holiday season in bed with a box of tissues at your side, 'tis the season to strengthen your immune system.

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Feeling Your Best for the Holidays: Are You Ready?

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

The holiday season is here once again. Are you ready? As much as we look forward to the trappings of the season and celebrating with family and friends, the hustle and bustle of it all can be quite taxing – even more so if you're not feeling your best.

This is why issues like hormonal imbalances often come to the forefront at this time of year. This condition can make you feel exhausted, irritable, and overall unwell – which certainly doesn't make it easy to make the most of this busy season.

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Bio Identical Hormones or Synthetic Hormones: What's the Big Difference?

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Mon, Nov 30, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Medical science is turning to hormone therapy for chronic symptoms of menopause, weight gain, and fatigue more and more frequently today. Hormones fluctuate not just during menopause, but also in the years that lead up to that time, or perimenopause. The imbalance in hormones during this time can heighten hot flashes, mood changes, food cravings, lack of libido, physical stamina, and many other symptoms associated with menopause.

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Tired of Being Tired? BHRT May Help!

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Wed, Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Do you spend most of your time feeling tired, washed out, and run down? Do you even feel that way when you wake up in the morning – when you should be feeling refreshed? Perhaps you're having trouble drumming up the energy to do the things you normally do and are dragging through the day. Maybe things have gotten bad enough that you've brought these complaints to your health care provider  worried that you might be developing a serious health problem  only to be told that everything checks out just fine.

If this sounds familiar, hormonal imbalances or deficiencies may be at the root of this frustrating problem, and bio identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help.

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4 Tricks for Preventing Weight Loss Sabotage

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Weight loss isn't easy, and progress never happens quite as quickly as we would like. However, if you feel like you have been doing all the right things day-to-day but haven't seen results after weeks of focus on diet and exercise, weight loss sabotage may be an issue. There are a number of factors that can undermine your weight loss efforts, and here are 4 tricks for preventing common types of weight loss sabotage.

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Clear the Fog by Balancing Your Hormones

Posted by Dr. Richard Brandon

Mon, Nov 23, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

People who are approaching mid-life experience many changes related to the natural decline in levels of sex hormones that occur in both men and women at this stage of life. One symptom that people often find disturbing is changes in cognitive function, commonly referred to as "brain fog." Issues that many people with this problem describe include forgetfulness, poor concentration, sluggish thinking, and mental fatigue.

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