Hormone Therapy Alternatives (Treating Menopause #3)

July 30th, 2010 by admin

So hormone therapy feels risky to you, but you’re still dealing with hot flashes! What are some other treatments you might consider?

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Symptoms of Menopause (Menopause #2)

July 24th, 2010 by admin

Hot flashes and vaginal dryness are just the start of the symptoms you may experience as you enter menopause! What else can you expect?

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Understanding Menopause (Menopause #1)

July 20th, 2010 by admin

Every woman goes through it, yet many don’t discuss this natural time of life. Learn more about menopause in this video.

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Is it possible to be starting menopause and all of the hormonal lab work turn out negative?

January 31st, 2010 by admin

My mom is 49 years old and has been having sudden anxiety/depression. She describes what sounds to be like a hot flash combined with sudden anxiety and panic. She went to the MD and was tested for elevated estrogen/progesterone/luteinizing hormone, but all were within normal limits. IS it possible to be starting menopause without having elevated hormones?

Yes that is precisely what happened to me – my results looked fine. The blood tests give normal results based on the average person. However each individual has different hormonal requirements. My specialist put me on a very small dose of estradiol, progesterone and testosterone and my symptoms vanished.

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Hormone Therapy – Treating Menopause HRT – Take a Home Test

October 11th, 2009 by admin

Treating Menopause symptoms with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a hot topic these days.  Woman are taking more control of their bodies and seeking relief and medical guidance as no generation has ever done before.  Menopause has been brought to the forefront of todays medicine and women have demanded treatment  that helps educate them and improve their quality of life.

Before considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) it is best to determine what your hormone levels are.  You can only find that out with a lab test.  Seeing your doctor and getting your hormone levels tested regularly is important in maintaining desired levels as well as determine the effectiveness of treatment.  Hormone levels fluctuate all the time so keeping close tabs is important for optimal health.  

You don’t have to visit the doctor everytime as there are wonderful, accurate and easy lab tests available that will allow you to do the testing yourself in between visits to the doctor.  If the home test results show the levels seem to be off then a visit to the doctor may be order to determine the course of action  or adjustment to current treatment.  Be empowered and take your healthcare to a new level by being in control of your own health. 

 

Hormone therapy isn’t for everyone. But if it’s how you choose to treat severe symptoms of menopause, here’s what you’ll want to know.

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Are Your Hormones Out of Balance?

September 19th, 2009 by admin

Hormones have a profound effect on your everyday health and well being. There are a number of very common symptoms associated with hormone imbalance. These home test kits will help you determine your hormone levels.

This hormone saliva kit (no needles!) will help to identify hidden hormonal imbalances within your body, either deficiency or excess, that are associated with symptoms of menopause, andropause including reproductive disorders, chronic illness and diseases associated with aging.

Saliva tests are the most relied upon measurements of the ‘bioavailable’ fraction of steroid hormones that have made their way into the tissue from the bloodstream. Blood and urine tests measure the ‘total’ levels.

 

 

If have had any of the symptoms listed below, perhaps your hormones are out of balance. This comprehensive Hormone Test may assist you and your physician in making an accurate and a definitive diagnosis. If you are experiencing signs and symptoms which are new to new and you just do not feel as good as you think you should, you could very well have a hormone imbalance.

This  Saliva Hormone Imbalance test kit can give you the answers you are searching for.

Common Signs & Symptoms of Female Hormone Imbalance: Acne or oily skin, Bloating, Bone loss, Decreased fertility, Depression, Excess facial and body hair, Hot flashes, Heavy or painful periods, Irregular periods, Irritability, Loss of muscle mass, Loss of scalp hair, Low libido, Memory lapses, Mood swings, Nervousness, Night sweats, Poor concentration, Sleep disturbances, Tender or fibrocystic breasts, Urinary incontinence, Vaginal dryness, Weight gain.

Common Signs & Symptoms of Male Hormone Imbalance: Bone loss, Decreased mental clarity, Decreased muscle strength, Decreased stamina, Decreased urine flow, Depression, Erectile dysfunction, Hot flashes, Increased abdominal fat, Increased urge to urinate, Irritability, Low sex drive, Mood swings, Night sweats, Poor concentration, Sleep disturbances.

Barb Dehn, NP, RN, speaks about menopause on iVillage Live

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Do-It-Yourself Home Medical Test Kits.

September 6th, 2009 by admin

Today there are so many reasons for patients to seek out the do-it-yourself home medical testing kits.  Paternity DNA testing, ovulation and pregnancy, disease and STD testing, hormone imbalance, teen drug and alcohol screening, just to name a few.

With today’s innovative healthcare technologies, more and more people around the world have access to determining their own state of health and disease.   The main reasons patients self test are curiosity and the need for a second opinion.  Patients want to know if there is a medical problem or they may have a need to know what the various symptoms that they are experiencing mean.  It has never been easier to go get tested now!

In today’s instant gratification and do-it-yourself world – medical and laboratory testing is no exception.  The internet has been a wonderful tool for anyone seeking medical information.  Although care must be taken to insure that the websites giving medical information and advice are authority driven websites.  With all the information available it can be easy to misdiagnose an illness or be misled into thinking that nothing is wrong when there could be a serious underlying medical condition that can only be determined with a trained doctor.  The medical information found on the internet should not be a substitute for actual medical care by a physician.

There are at-home do-it-yourself test kits available for many, many, health related and serious medical conditions.   The patient community now has access to determining whether they have a specific disease or illness with the use of a DIY test kit that can simply be ordered online.

* Women have been able to confirm a suspected pregnancy by simple DIY test kits for many years.  In the fertility arena in recent years, women have been able to pinpoint ovulation and a variety of hormonal imbalances to increase the chances of achieving pregnancy.

*A popular television program has made it commonplace to determine with pinpoint accuracy (via the use of DNA and genetic testing) the paternity of a child when the mother has had multiple partners and is not sure who the child’s father is. This test can now be done discreetly at home.

*Parents are now able to use a drug test kit to test their teens for drug and alcohol use as well as steroid use which could potentially avert a serious addiction.

*Hormone imbalances can now be detected easily with a home test kit.  This is important for many illnesses and conditions as well as for PMS sufferers and women dealing with menopausal symptoms.  A simple hormone imbalance can mimic a serious disease  when in fact there is none.  Appropriate treatments can then be planned with your physician.

Now the medical technology comes to the hands of the entire patient community.

The tests kits are just as reliable as the tests done by medical laboratories because many of the DIY test kits are sent to those very same labs for analysis.  Some tests offer instant results (such as the dip-stick type of tests for urine) but many (cheek swabs, nail and hair clippings, etc) need to be analyzed by professionals thereby giving the patient accurate results as would be the case when your own doctor orders the very same lab test.  Directions will be given with your kit on how to perform the test as well as where to send it for analysis.

The upside is patient empowerment but there is also a downside.  The results of a paternity test could be unexpected and lead to legal issues or emotional trauma, or a genetic test could show a gene mutation that is indicative of a fatal disease such as ovarian cancer or errors in determining the sex of an unborn child.

The home medical testing market is on the rise and with the accuracy and advances in genetic testing  will continue to be very popular.  The prices are within the reach of the average patient.  Many DIY medical test kits will not be covered under many health insurance policys that go outside the plan for lab testing.  Check with your personal health insurer.

Go get tested now!

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