Insomnia, Incontinence, & Vaginal Dryness Resolve with BHRT

Insomnia, incontinence, and vaginal dryness and itching can often be relieved with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in post-menopausal or even perimenopausal women.  There are a number of different thoughts and protocols on how to best implement this from different doctors, books, websites, etc., so all I can do is tell you what I chose, … Read more

Low Testosterone in Aging Men: TRT for Andropause

Andropause (male menopause) seems to hit aging men around age 50, when their declining testosterone levels (“low T”) begin to affect their health.  Osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, gynecomastia (male breasts), and metabolic syndrome are some of the symptoms. [9]  Should they start hormone replacement?  This is a bigger decision than it is for women, because … Read more

Saw Palmetto, Stinging Nettle, and OTC Men’s Supplements

Saw Palmetto is touted as an OTC (over-the-counter) men’s supplement that can counteract DHT, which is said to cause baldness and prostate problems.  It does this by inhibiting the pathway of testosterone to DHT.  However, the alternative pathway is to estradiol!  This is not what most men want!  Many using finasteride (Proscar, Propecia) and dutasteride … Read more