Perimenopause: Your Changing Body

May 20, 2019

In this video Dr. Marcantel explains the changes that happen to your body when you enter perimenopause. Hormonal imbalances like estrogen dominance can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including insomnia, night sweats, and hot flashes.

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Is Hormone Replacement Really Necessary?

May 06, 2019

For women in menopause it’s a natural part of the aging process for the ovaries to produce less sex hormones. So why is it necessary to consider replacing the lost hormones?

It’s true that the ovaries will eventually stop producing estrogen and progesterone. However, that doesn’t mean that our bodies don’t still need those hormones to continue to function properly. Nature, in her wisdom, has provided other means for us to get those hormones from other organs in the endocrine system.

An important source for these “back up” hormones is the adrenal glands. The adrenals produce a variety of hormones that help us cope with stress such as cortisol and epinephrine, but they also produce the sex hormones progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. The problem is that I see so many patients who have so much stress in their lives from so many sources that they are in adrenal fatigue, meaning that their adrenals can’t produce...

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