• Perimenopausal Depression in Women with More Variable Levels of Estradiol and Lower Progesterone Levels

    Women are at increased risk for depressive symptoms during the menopause transition.  It has long been suspected that falling estrogen levels play a role in triggering the onset of depression; however, if all women experience [...]

    Bioidentical, Compounded Hormones Commonly Used by Perimenopausal Women, But No Consistency

    Increasing numbers of peri- and post-menopausal women request “bioidentical” rather than synthetic hormones.  Although there is a tendency to think of bioidentical hormones as “all-natural”, they, like synthetic hormones, are manufactured in the laboratory.  In [...]

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