Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Most women between the ages of 50 and 60 are usually not necessarily manifesting symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Dr. Michelle Starke, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, reassures their patients that estrogen is going to be beneficial in helping to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. The risks of hormone replacement therapy are: blood clots, […]

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Estrogen: Benefits and Risks

Estrogen: Benefits and Risks

Dr. Michelle Starke, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, advises educating the patient on the pros and cons of estrogen, because there are numerous systemic benefits for women using estrogen. She describes estrogen improves blood flow to the brain, the patient is going to have less word finding issues, less memory lapses, it’s […]

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Dealing with menopausal hot flashes

Dealing with menopausal hot flashes

Hot flashes at night are signs of menopause in women. Agueda Hernández, Medical doctor at Baptist Health Primary Care, says it is important for doctors to make sure nothing else is going on, because they can be symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, for example. It is needed to assess the patient’s risk of being on hormone […]

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Male Menopause, a Challenging Tag

Male Menopause, a Challenging Tag

Manuel Torres, Family Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, explains menopause is an ovarian failure or an inability to produce sex hormones and men don’t technically go through a menopause where the testicles no longer function and work, which is why old men can still conceive. According to him, a man that starts suffering […]

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Improving bone health during menopause

Improving bone health during menopause

There are some steps to improve bone health, such as not smoking, not drinking too much alcohol, talking to your doctor and taking an osteoporosis medication. Agueda Hernández, Medical doctor at Baptist Health Primary Care, says taking calcium is necessary for building bone and vitamin D helps to absorb that calcium. She also recommends women […]

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Signs of Perimenopause

Signs of Perimenopause

How can you tell if you are having perimenopause? Dr. Robert Feldman, Chief and Medical Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology with Baptist Health South Florida, talks about its symptoms, such as hot flashes, lower sex drive, and fatigue, among others.

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Perimenopause: Diagnosis

Perimenopause: Diagnosis

How can a woman be diagnosed with perimenopause? Dr. Robert Feldman, Chief and Medical Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology with Baptist Health South Florida, explains the importance of the symptoms, such as irregular periods, and how the hormone levels fluctuate and their incidence in the blood tests.

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