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New D.H.E.A Information

D.H.E.A Has been called the miracle hormone, the hormone that can boost your energy, help boost your immunity, Increases energy, Lighten your sex drive and lengthen you life span. But is it all True?

  With so many things out on the market, hormones for this and that, no wonder we are all crazy!
We would all like to lengthen our life span, but at what cost?

When we are dealing with a new from of hormone out on the market, we are ready to jump on the quick fix to make all of our problems go away. But is it safe?

No one really knows yet. Since this is not a patentable compound, the pharmaceutical companies are slow to give us the answers.

 It would cost millions to test this and until they can come up with a synthetic compound that can be patentable it might be quite sometime before we find out the real scoop.

But in the mean time, here are some of the claims.

DHEA (dehydroepidandrosterone) is produced by our adrenal glands that sits atop our kidney's, Supposedly levels of this hormone drops radically as we grow older. The claims are that when this happens the body begins to hit aging and we are secitiple to such thing as chronic illness, such as heart disease diabeaties, etc. In other words we are going to fall apart. Most of the studies that have been done on this hormone so far have been done on animals. And no where is there mentioned any harmful side affects. Your best approach is to find out as much as you can, before trying anything new on the market for a quick fix, and to have your levels tested. DHEA is a steroid hormone, And in woman who take estrogen this could have a negative affect on estrogen, and also androgen side affects, deepening of the voice, facial hair, enlarged clitoris. Most of this is reversible. As with any hormone you need to find out what your levels are before supplementing this and make sure that you really talk with your Doctor. DHEA is also metabolized in the liver, where it is then converted into androgens.
Many women have enough androgen already .If you are much older in your 50's or 60's, this might help you at very low levels. The original dose of DHEA was 50 milligrams for women, and now they have found this to be way to high, now is comes in doses of 25 mill, 10, mill, 12.5 mill. And 5 milligrams.

The Miracle Claims:

Protects your Heart
Increases  Mood
Increases Energy
Supercharges your Immune System
Blocks Tumor/Cancer
Reverse Aging

Again to go to your local library and read all you can on the topic before you try something so new. Be informed about anything new that claims that it will cure all Sometimes we can do more harm than good.

A Hysterectomy

More than 2/3 of hysterectomies performed in this country are preformed in the northeast more than anywhere in the country. Many of these are necessary, But many are not!

This is a very serious procedure that involves muscle tissue, nerves, organs and hormones. . There are many different types of hysterectomies

. Most women are not even aware of what kind of a hysterectomy they had, whether they still have their ovaries, or not. Below are described the different types of hysterectomies.

A simple hysterectomy or known as a Hysterectomy: Is the removal of the uterus and sometimes your tubes. But your ovaries are left in tact

Total Hysterectomy: Means that the uterus and the cervix are removed.

A Partial Hysterectomy:
A Partial Hysterectomy: Means that the uterus is removed above the cervix and the cervix and ovaries are left intact.

Oophorectomy: Is the removal of one ovary. You will still be able to have children and your menstrual cycle.
Salpingo-Oophorectomy: Mean the loss of one fallopian tube and one ovary on one side: Again your body in most cases will compensate for the loss.

Bilateral Sapingo- Oopherctomy:
 Is the removal of your 2 ovaries and both of your tubes: You will defiantly experience full surgical menopause

Hysterectomy with a Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy:

This is known as the mother of all hysterectomies: This is the removal of everything: Uterus, both fallopian tubes, both ovaries, and your cervix. Many women especially young women will experience instant surgical menopause, which will be quite different from natural menopause
As your estrogen levels are completely cut off, the silent changes immediately follow.

Book Review's

Here are some great books we reviewed this month

Health, Happiness & Hormones: One woman's journey towards health after a hysterectomy
By, Arlene Swaney

A Certain Age: Reflecting on Menopause, by Joanna Goldsworthy

Dr Susan Loves Hormone Book: by Dr Susan M Love & Karen Lindsey

The Healthy Woman: Menopause
and other things we don't talk about
By, Susan Davis & H.G. Burger

Hormones Hot Flashes & Mood
Swings, The Menopause Survival Guide
By Gillespie Clark M.D.

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