Going through menopause is something that women normally dread. I have heard many stories including women who have had to change their sheets in the middle of the night because the sweat from the hot flash soaked their bed, women who have blanked out in the middle of important business meetings, and many who have lashed out unnecessarily because of their mood swings. Suzanne Somers labels it the “Seven Dwarfs of Menopause: Itchy, Bitchy, Sleepy, Sweaty, Bloated, Forgetful, and All Dried Up.” Now, these women are just trying to go through to the next phase of their life in peace, and I want to assure them that there is hope, and I believe you can resurrect your ovaries!
At this stage of their life, women normally lack estradiol, a sex hormone. FDA has approved products available with estradiol such as: Alora, Climara, Vivelle, Estraderm, Estrace, and Estrogel. Some, however, may choose to take progesterone to help with the symptoms. With progesterone, FDA has approved Prometrium and Crinone. Taking these supplements can help regulate the imbalances the middle-aged woman is having, and the symptoms will be able to be minimized, hopefully eliminated.
You may remember seeing me on the Doctor’s Show with a patient of mine: Chris, a pre-menopausal woman who was beginning to feel the symptoms of menopause. At 49, she was experiencing memory loss and weight gain. With the help of the Younger (Thinner) You Diet and getting her hormones in check, she was able to stop the path of the “Seven Dwarfs of Menopause.” I know this sounds impossible, but I have seen it with so many patients of mine. I strongly suggest that if someone is pre-menopausal, menopausal, or post-menopausal, you begin to find out the hormones you are lacking in order to feel better, live happier, and continue on to the next phase of your life in peace.
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.