Why Low Cholesterol is Not Always The Answer

Why Low Cholesterol Isn't Always the Answer

 

Understanding the biology and physiology of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone gives us insight on how critical they are to the optimal function of the body. When they are deficient, as in menopause, it’s preferable, whenever possible, to utilize pharmaceutical bioidentical hormones to restore the very same hormones which have been in your body since you went through puberty. Cholesterol, which some people regard as something “bad”, is actually the basic building block for all the hormones made by the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Care should be taken to not aggressively lower cholesterol to extremely low levels with cholesterol lowering drugs because it can cause marked disruption in production of these vital hormones.

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Low Testosterone may just be Male Menopause

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John is 56 years and has always enjoyed good health but in the last few years he has noted that despite any obvious health problems, he is fatigued by mid-afternoon. He has just had an executive physical and was told that everything was normal.Life is good but he seems to be having bouts of depression for no good reason.He is getting a little spare tire around his middle. He is not sleeping well and has become more irritable with his family. His sex life is not what it used to be and this is causing all kinds of problems with his wife. He thinks he is just getting older.

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