The IPM Blog

Please browse our posts and articles for more information about many different health related topics.

Osteoporosis and Hormones

Osteoporosis and Hormones

One unquestioned benefit of hormone replacement is the preservation and restoration of bone density. In our experience, it is possible for most patients to raise bone density without bisphosphonates...

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Menopause

Menopause

  Menopause is ovarian failure. The ovaries lose the ability to produce estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Estrogen and progesterone fall to nearly undetectable levels.  Some testosterone...

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Beyond Hormones

Beyond Hormones

Hormone replacement therapy enhances well-being. Omitting hormone replacement when symptoms and findings indicate deficiency will prevent optimal recovery. However, hormone replacement alone may not...

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Is it Aging or Is it Hormone Deficiency?

Is it Aging or Is it Hormone Deficiency?

 We see many people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s who attribute their symptoms to aging. This idea may come from their physicians, who, in glib response to their questions about the origin of...

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Thyroid, Hormones and Antiaging

Thyroid, Hormones and Antiaging

Hormones interact with each other. Changes in one hormone invariably affect the activity of other hormones. For instance, testosterone is converted into fatty tissue to estrogen, and the...

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Hormone Side Effects

Hormone Side Effects

Too high an estrogen dose may cause breast tenderness or enlargement, weight gain, headache, or irritability.  These side effects are far more common with non-bioidentical estrogens.  ...

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HORMONE Q & A

HORMONE Q & A

Why would pellets be better than oral hormones or creams? Pellets are the only formulation than provide a completely stable blood level for months.  All of the other formulations will produce...

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Bioidentical Only—Nothing Else Will Do

Bioidentical Only—Nothing Else Will Do

Sex hormone replacement therapy was founded on the false assumption that hormones with similar chemical structure had identical actions and side effects. That erroneous belief holds to this day....

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Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical hormones have the same chemical structure as hormones produced in the human body. There have been many studies demonstrating their safety. At this time, with the ready availability of...

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Hormone Formulations

Hormone Formulations

Hormones are available in many different forms including implanted pellets, transdermal creams, gels, patches, drops, sublingual pellets, troches (wafers), vaginal suppositories, oral capsules, and...

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