Steve Goldring

Family History of Breast Cancer If a woman has a family history of breast cancer, can she take hormones for her menopause symptoms? Marla asked me this just yesterday: Hi Steve, I’m going through menopause and having some difficulty. Since my sister had breast cancer and passed away at age 50, along with my Mom who also had breast cancer; most doctors have told me I’m not a good candidate for any hormone

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Steve Goldring

Progesterone Levels:Does low progesterone cause any major symptoms?What side effects come from high progesterone levels?How about optimal progesterone levels? How do they affect women?Child-Bearing YearsIn women of child-bearing age, progesterone levels go up every month after ovulation, then subside. So progesterone is pretty high during the second half of a woman's monthly cycle (called the luteal phase) and pretty low during the first half (called the follicular phase).PerimenopauseOver a woman's

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Steve Goldring

What's the BEST way to stop hot flashes and other menopause symptoms? Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse. Obviously, I've never experienced menopause symptoms, but I've talked to over 2000 women who have. It sounds absolutely miserable. Some of the women I've talked with have told me heartbreaking stories of how menopause has quite literally ruined their lives.A good friend recently reached out to ask me what she should do

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