by Dr. Ashok Kadambi, MD, F.A.C.E. President – Fort Wayne Endocrinology The purpose of this article is to set the record straight and clear up any misinformation about hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women. Soon after the publication of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study more than a decade ago, the medical world was taken […]

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What is Physical Activity? Physical activity simply means movement of the body that uses energy. Walking, gardening, briskly pushing a baby stroller, climbing the stairs, playing soccer, or dancing the night away are all good examples of being active. For health benefits, physical activity should be moderate or vigorous intensity. Moderate physical activities include: Walking […]

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Are Bioidentical Hormones (Estradiol, Estriol, and Progesterone) Safer or More Efficacious than Commonly Used Synthetic Versions in Hormone Replacement Therapy? Abstract Background: The use of bioidentical hormones, including progesterone, estradiol, and estriol, in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has sparked intense debate. Of special concern is their relative safety compared with traditional synthetic and animal-derived versions, […]

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WOMAN AND BIO IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY Celebrity Suzanne Somers has taken menopause by storm in her new book. Mobs of over-50, menopausal woman find hope in the message of sexy aging. Ms. Somers spotlights the term “bio identical hormones” and makes it hot on the lips of every woman (and man) coming to grips with […]

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Thyroid dysfunction has been known to impact female reproduction, resulting in abnormalities ranging from alteration of the menstrual cycle to infertility. The exact mechanisms of action of thyroid hormones on ovarian physiology are not well understood, but the recent discovery of thyroid hormone receptors on granulosa cells, luteal cells, and oocytes suggest that thyroid hormone […]

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What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is not really a vitamin; rather, it is a steroid hormone. The most biologically active form is called 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (calcitriol). Active calcitriol is derived from 7- dehyrdrocholesterol, produced in the skin. 7-dehyrdrocholesterol is converted into vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) following UV irradiation (1). The metabolic conversion in the body […]

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