An Endocrinologist Explains Sexual Dysfunction

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SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

Eleanor is a 48 year old woman who enjoyed a healthy sexual relationship with her husband.  However, since her total hysterectomy five years ago, she has noted a sharp decline in her sex drive. It has also become uncomfortable to have sex and it’s causing problems in her marriage. Her husband is very loving and tries to be understanding but she worries that he will lose patience with her. She wonders if she is just too old to still enjoy sex as she once did.

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The 4 Factors That Will Help You Achieve Your Health Goals!

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Categories: Heart Health| Immune System| Menopause| News| Research

Dr. MArina JOhnson talks about the top 4 factors that contribute to health

A woman’s decision to take HRT is greatly affected by whether she is having bothersome symptoms. Understandably, if a woman is experiencing minimal symptoms, she may be less inclined to take estrogen. Women with a family history of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or osteoporosis should carefully weigh each of these factors with her physician.

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Greta’s Dilemma: HRT & Diabetes

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Categories: Breast Cancer & HRT| Depression| Heart Health| Hormone Replacement| News| Research

Despite the negative news about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in recent months, new research suggests that HRT may provide a significant benefit in helping some women reduce their risk of diabetes. But even the study researchers say it's still too early to make any recommendations about using HRT as a tool to prevent type 2 diabetes.

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes was the sixth leading cause of death in 2007. Ninety-five percent of diabetes is type-2 that develops in older people or at any age in overweight people. Diabetes dramatically increases the risk for heart disease and stroke.

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Premature Menopause: When The Change Comes Early

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Categories: Breast Cancer & HRT| Heart Health| Hormone Replacement| Hot Flashes| Hysterectomy| Menopause| News| Research

Studies show about eight of every 100 women of childbearing age – about 3.9 million women – go through natural menopause before the age of 40. Sometimes early menopause has a genetic basis and a 2006 study has attributed it to certain genes. In these families premature graying of the hair, sometimes as early as the 20s, is often seen. About 3.2 percent of women with premature ovarian failure also have Addison’s disease, an autoimmune disease of the adrenal glands. Addison’s disease is easily treated but it can be dangerous for women who don’t know they have it. If a genetic basis is suspected these women are well advised to consider having their families at an earlier age. If your periods stop and you suspect premature menopause, see an endocrinologist to confirm that it is truly menopause and not a temporary cessation from some other abnormality.

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Mary’s Story: A Myriad of Medications

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Categories: Acid Reflux Disease| Alzheimer's Disease| Breast Cancer & HRT| Depression| Hormone Replacement| Hot Flashes| Insomnia| Menopause| News| Research

Dr Johnson Patient

Women in their forties or fifties are often in the “sandwich” generation with responsibilities for children and husbands while caring for aging parents. It’s further compounded if they work outside the home. They may have been previously adept at this type of multitasking but now find themselves “overwhelmed.” These are obvious symptoms that get your attention and affect your productivity and well-being.

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Can Estrogen Help Prevent This Silent Killer?

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Categories: Acid Reflux Disease| Breast Cancer & HRT| Hormone Replacement| Hot Flashes| Hysterectomy| Menopause| News| Research

Alzheimer's disease the silent killer, Alzheimer's disease signs and symptoms, Alzheimer's disease and estrogen deficiency,Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Those with Alzheimer's live an average of eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others, but survival can range from four to 20 years, depending on age and other health conditions.

A symptom of estrogen deficiency that many women fear is the decline in memory and mental concentration. Our mothers and grandmothers often accepted this as a necessary consequence of aging. Postmenopausal women often describe it as “brain fog” and “fuzzy thinking.” They especially notice problems with word retrieval and remembering names and phone numbers they could easily recall before menopause.

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