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What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Dr. Allmen talks about women’s health and can help provide answers to many of your questions on her website drallmen.com. Bioidentical hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) are often called “natural” hormones, because they are chemically identical to the hormones that women make primarily in their ovaries. They are definitely not “natural”, however. Instead, like all …

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Emotional Maelstrom of Perimenopause

Perimenopause. The word alone can cause intense bodily responses. Do you find yourself overcome with weepiness or even heart-felt sobbing, for no apparent reason? Do you feel like your self-esteem has just hit the floor? It’s not your fault – your hormones are playing tricks on you; you have an imbalance.  A decline in female hormones during perimenopause …

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