Steve Goldring RPh

Introduction When it comes to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), menopausal women often find themselves navigating a maze of warnings and claims. Among the most alarming is the FDA's black box warning on progesterone, stating that it increases the risk of breast cancer. But is there solid evidence to back up this bold idea? The controversy surrounding this claim is not only confusing but also potentially misleading, especially for those who are

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Steve Goldring RPh

Introduction I've heard dozens of stories about menopause insomnia. I understand insomnia to some degree. I've struggled with it for the past few years. But it's nothing like what I hear from women in menopause.The night before last, I woke up and looked at my watch, feeling immediate anxiety. It was 3:25AM. I thought to myself, "Am I gonna be able to get back to sleep?"The answer for me was .

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Steve Goldring RPh

Introduction Progesterone pills, also known as oral progesterone capsules or by the brand names, Prometrium® (US) and Ultrogestan® (UK and 41+ countries), play a crucial role in managing menopause symptoms and improving long-term health. If you're navigating the challenges of menopause, understanding how progesterone pills can help is vital. In this post, I'll share essential information about oral micronized progesterone, its benefits, and why it might be the solution you've been

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Steve Goldring RPh

Introduction What if I told you that you could reduce your breast cancer risk by a whopping 39%? It might sound too good to be true, but this massive reduction was achieved through hormone replacement therapy in a major study involving 1268 patients.In this post, I'll walk you through the fascinating findings of the Dayton Study—a prospective observational study that explored the effects of testosterone therapy on breast cancer risk in

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Steve Goldring RPh

Introduction As we age, maintaining muscle mass and bone density becomes increasingly important to preserve our mobility and quality of life. Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass and strength, and osteoporosis, the weakening of bones, are two common conditions that can severely impact older adults. Both conditions increase the risk of falls, fractures, and a decline in overall health.Science has proven certain treatments more effective for sarcopenia and osteoporosis than any

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Steve Goldring RPh

Introduction Imagine you’re sitting in an important meeting at work, trying to concentrate on the (boring) presentation, but all you can think about is the wave of heat coming up from inside you. Sweat’s beading on your forehead and you’re starting to feel anxious and embarrassed about turning beet red. Or maybe it's the middle of the night, and you're jolted awake with a night sweat. You’re suddenly soaked from head

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Steve Goldring RPh

Introduction When it comes to treating menopause symptoms, many women face the decision of choosing between oral or transdermal estrogen. This guide will help you understand the differences, benefits, and risks associated with each method, allowing you to make an informed decision about your hormone replacement therapy (HRT).Understanding Oral vs. Transdermal EstrogenBoth oral and transdermal estrogen are effective in relieving common menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings,

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Steve Goldring RPh

Introduction Hot flashes, night sweats, and other menopause symptoms are not just discomforts—they are your body's early warning system, much like the canary in a coal mine. Uncomfortable symptoms signal underlying changes that increase your risk of developing osteoporosis. Understanding these signals is crucial for taking proactive steps to maintain your health.Hot Flashes - Discomfort Warning of DangerHot flashes, a common menopause symptom, are like the canary in the coal mine,

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