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Elevated Androgen Levels Observed in Perimenopausal Women

Article Courtesy Labrix Clinical Services.


lab-logoConventional wisdom suggests that all hormones decrease after a woman goes through menopause. Signs and symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, bone loss, changes in lipid profiles, and reduction of insulin sensitivity are well documented in the scientific literature and associated with changes in estradiol. Additionally, testosterone and DHEA are known to gradually decrease with age, although recent research suggests transient increases may be seen during the menopausal transition.

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Sometimes Love Hurts – And Why it Doesn’t Have to

Guest post courtesy Labrix Clinical Services


lab-logoOver half of postmenopausal women report sexual dysfunction. Recent studies have postulated this number to be even higher as many women are reluctant to report symptoms such as lack of desire and/or discomfort due to vaginal tissue changes. While there are many additional aspects to a relationship outside of the bedroom, researchers point to the importance of a healthy sex life as a key marker for a happier, healthier life. As the average life expectancy lengthens, odds are most women will live 20-30 years past menopause. What does this mean for the majority read more…

VIDEO: Menopause Treatment

Labrix Director of Clinical Services Robyn Kutka ND discusses common symptoms associated with menopause, and outlines an effective and straightforward testing and treatment approach for female patients.

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A Primer on Botanicals in Perimenopause/Menopause

Post courtesy content partners Labrix Clinical Services, LLC. Written by Tori Hudson, N.D, clinical professor and medical director, A Woman’s Time, and program director of the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine.

LabrixLogoBotanical medicines have been a mainstay of addressing perimenopause and menopause symptoms for consumers, patients and alternative minded practitioners. Uses based on historical and traditional bodies of knowledge have been around for generations, but published research studies in this area of women’s health care have been in the literature for only the last 35 years or so. Most of these studies have focused on hot flashes/night sweats, read more…

The Many Myths of Menopause

One of the most important things health care providers can do for patients is to educate them. Though most people have more access to information than ever before, it remains difficult for many people to differentiate rumor from fact.

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