Tag: Hormone testing


How to Slow Down Aging in Perimenopause
24 Jun 2020

How to Slow Down Aging in Perimenopause

I’m sure you’ve noticed. It seems as if there is an entire movement dedicated to the science of anti-aging. Creams, potions, and pills galore that are designed to keep us looking good and staying healthy for as long as possible – which means slowing the aging process. In the past few decades, the market for anti-aging products and services has grown into a global industry...

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7 Benefits of DUTCH Testing in Perimenopause
03 Jun 2020

7 Benefits of DUTCH Testing in Perimenopause

“I am experiencing many signs of perimenopause. I can’t sleep, I’m tired all the time, I’m anxious about everything and OMG, the flooding periods. I went to my doctor and asked to have my hormones tested. He refused and told me that it wouldn’t be useful because I was too young (42) and hormone levels change constantly. He did an FSH and it was in...

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How to Tell the Difference Between PMS and Perimenopause
27 May 2020

How to Tell the Difference Between PMS and Perimenopause

Perimenopause can be sneaky. Signs of perimenopause can start as early as your mid-late 30’s. While you’re in the thick of raising kids (or considering having more), your ovaries may be making their retirement plan. Maybe you’re having vague signs that something is changing such as insomnia, bloating, breast tenderness, anxiety, feeling tired all the time, or wonky periods (heavier, lighter, irregular, twice a month)....

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What You Need to Know About DUTCH Testing
05 Dec 2018

What You Need to Know About DUTCH Testing

Perimenopause (and menopause) can be challenging for many women. Most of the women I speak with in consultations have multiple symptoms and are desperately looking for answers. Their doctors may have refused to perform hormone testing, dismissed their concerns or offered antidepressants and/or birth control as Band-Aids for their complaints. At best, blood tests may be done that don’t show the true picture of what...

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Is Hormone Testing Useful?
23 Aug 2018

Is Hormone Testing Useful?

“I am experiencing many signs of perimenopause. I can’t sleep, I’m tired all the time, I’m anxious about everything and OMG, the flooding periods. I went to my doctor and asked to have my hormones tested. He refused, and told me that it wouldn’t be useful because I was too young (42) and hormone levels change constantly. He did do an FSH and it was...

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Need a Bank Loan to Manage Menopause???
03 Nov 2016

Need a Bank Loan to Manage Menopause???

By Shirley Weir Note: This article contains information from the Canadian health care system. However, much of it is reflective of the US experience. Coverage for hormone management is often not provided in health care plans, especially if you are not working with a traditional medical provider. Show me a woman who isn’t starved: starved for time, money, and let’s be honest, a little sanity!...

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25 Jun 2014

Does Menopause Misery EVER End???

So. You’ve officially entered menopause. (That’s a year after your last period, in case you’re unsure.) But Nancy Night-Sweat and her obnoxious sisters haven’t gotten the message. The fun is raging on long after the date has come and gone. What’s up with that?? The ability to cruise through menopause without a hitch relates in largely to your balance of estrogen and progesterone. If the...

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22 Aug 2013

How to Tell the Difference Between PMS and Perimenopause

Most women know that menopause is defined by the end of the menstrual cycle and typically occurs between the ages of 45-55. But many women don’t know about perimenopause. Perimenopause is the stage in a woman’s life that prepares her body for menopause during the 5-10 years before menopause actually happens. During this stage, estrogen levels are rising and falling, progesterone is dropping, and testosterone...

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