Does weight gain have to come with menopause?

Beautiful Senior Women Posing on a Beauty Photo Session.

Menopause is the natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. During this time, the body’s production of estrogen and progesterone decreases, leading to several changes in the body.  Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are hormones that play essential roles in the menstrual cycle and the transition to menopause. Estrogen is the […]

Understanding hormone imbalance in menopause

It is generally taken for granted that the onset of menopause is related primarily to the sharp fall-off in estrogen levels as women pass beyond their reproductive age. Usually, the decline in estrogen can begin in the early 40s. Still, there are no hard-and-fast guidelines as to when the level starts to fall off and […]

Ten women who are beating the image of being ‘too old to compete’

For too long, many cultures have seen a woman’s passage into her years beyond reproduction as a sign that she has ‘grown too old to compete’, and that it’s time for her to perhaps consider scaling back the level of her participation in competitive life.  However, this attitude bears no reality when you consider the […]

Maintaining hormone balance in women

From the beginning of a female’s reproductive life and beyond that into menopause, the primary state of her health and fertility is highly dependent on the levels and interactions of two hormones. If, and unfortunately, that’s also when they get out of balance, she can lose her ability to conceive and give birth, and enjoy […]

Hair-loss? You are not alone!

If you’re suffering from hair loss for any reason, it’s important to understand that you’re not alone! In fact, it affects around 50 million men in the US and around 30 million women. Yes, that’s right – women too! About half of women in their 50s will be dealing with some form of pattern hair […]

Having Sex in Old Age Can Improve Cognitive Function

Having sex in old age is healthy – and now there’s proof to support it. Now there’s no reason to prioritize Sudoku and crosswords because you can achieve the same result with sex, according to the latest research. New studies have come out showing that seniors enjoying frequent sexual activity can actually benefit from improved […]

Managing the Hot Flashes of Menopause

When we think about menopause, one of the first things that come to mind is hot flashes. Hot flashes, as well as night sweats, are perhaps the most common complaints. Hot flashes are likely to occur from several months to several years after a woman has reached menopause. Considering the fact that it could last […]

The Truth about Soy and Hormones

Research and opinions have been going back and forth for years as to the effects of soy on hormones. Many still hold the belief that soy can affect hormone levels in a negative way that causes testosterone to drop and estrogen to rise. However, new studies are finally putting these myths to rest. Before we […]

Depression? Menopausal? There’s a Link You May Not Know About

It is a well known fact that women transitioning to menopause experience a number of symptoms. One of the possible symptoms some women may experience during this time is depression. But is being depressed during menopause caused from the change in hormones? Or are there other reasons too? It is said that women who are […]

ADHD, Hormones and You

We know how changes in hormones can affect mood, energy levels, sleep and libido – but new research is now showing that hormones can also have an impact on ADHD. A recent study was conducted by Michelle Martel, a professor in psychology at a UK college. She is examining ADHD symptoms in young women. It […]

Where Does Your Body Store Fat?

Men and women store body fat in different places. You may have noticed that this happens more noticeably  as men and women age. The reason isn’t necessarily because they’re less active, but because their sex hormones are declining.When men gain weight it goes straight to their abdomen causing the “beer belly” look. Women store it […]

Menopause Survival Guide

Menopause Survival Guide For most women, menopause begins in the late 40s or early 50s. Along with it comes a variety of symptoms including mood swings, hot flashes, low libido, sleep disturbances and more. There are many things you can do to reduce the symptoms experienced during this time, and it happens to be the […]

Menopause and Weight Gain

Women who have reached menopause encounter a lot of different changes as their bodies adjust to the hormone changes. Fluctuations cause mood swings, sexual changes, hot flashes and weight gain. Why does this happen? By the time a woman reaches menopause, testosterone levels are half of what they were at puberty. Testosterone is responsible for […]

Testosterone therapy in the UK

testosterone therapy in the UK

There has been some buzz in the press recently about testosterone replacement therapy being endorsed and encouraged by a progressing number of specialists in the UK. That being said, it is encouraged for men, but strangely enough, not for women. As of writing, there are no licensed testosterone gel preparations in the UK for women […]

Boosting female libido

boosting female libido

Perhaps one of the most difficult symptoms of menopause is having low libido. Moodiness, fatigue and hot flashes are no fun either, but having a low libido directly impacts a woman’s relationship with her partner. Hang in there, because it doesn’t mean your sex life has to end. Sometimes you just need a little help, […]

Prescribing testosterone for women

testosterone for women

When you hit menopause and start complaining about symptoms most doctors automatically start recommending normal HRT treatments (hormone replacement therapy). This is normally Estrogen and/or Progesterone based. After all, these are the main female hormones that deplete during menopause and the “change of life”. While it’s true that these hormones help maintain hormonal balance and […]

How to Apply AndroFeme

apply androfeme testosterone cream

We all need testosterone, even women do. AndroFeme is a testosterone replacement therapy for women. It is the only bioidentical therapy of its kind that is specifically designed for women to ensure women get the most out of their testosterone therapy. Testosterone is needed to nurture the reproductive system and achieve good sexual health, in […]

Hormone Therapy for Menopause and You

As any woman who is (unfortunately) continuously aging, at a certain point it’s time to think about the big elephant in the room–menopause. We’ve all heard the horror stories. Mood swings, hot flashes, weight gain, ceaseless discomfort…and the inevitable loss of sex drive. But does it have to be the curse it is made out […]

Treat depression with hormones


We came across this opinion piece in the New York Times a while back and just had to touch base on it. The article talks about medicating women’s feelings. It’s a subject close to home as we have many female patients using testosterone and progesterone or a combination of both. whats better? Treating with anti-depressants […]

Better sex later in life is possible

loving older couple

It’s one of the big misconceptions in life that as you get older your sex life goes down the drain and that’s it “game over”. For many people this is simply not true and for the rest, well, it doesn’t have to be this way. You might need a little helping hand but sex later […]

Diagnosing Menopause

practitioner toolkit for managing menopause

Perimenopause and menopause are tricky to diagnose. Every woman knows it’s coming at some point but it can often be misdiagnosed as a side effect of something else that is going on. Until now, the guidelines for diagnosing menopause symptoms have been vague with women often going through months of suffering before a firm diagnoses […]

Perimenopause & Menopause infographic

menopause infograpic

It happens to all women eventually, so it’s best to be prepared and know what MIGHT happen to your body during the Perimenopause and Menopuase stage of life. This Menopause infographic gives some nice statistics, outlines the main symptoms and shows you what you can do about treating them. Men take note as well, it […]

AndroFeme testosterone cream infographic

AndroFeme infographic

We have seen a lot of press recently about the effect of AndroFeme testosterone cream when used in post menopausal women. A paper published in the “Menopause” Journal was conducted by the University of South Australia and Monash University. You can read about the study here in our previous post “Testosterone cream proven to work in […]

Testosterone cream proven to work post-menopause

AndroFeme testosterone cream

Everyone is talking about what we have known for a long time! That women need testosterone as much as men and using a testosterone replacement supplement at a standard regulated dose can greatly benefit women going through menopause and in the post-menopausal stage of their lives. The reason for this recent media hype? A study […]

The truth about Andropause


What is Andropause? Simply put, it’s the male form of Menopause. (MANOPAUSE if you like) Isn’t Menopause only for women I hear you say? Don’t the hot flashes, low libido and mood swings happen to women as they reach the end of their menstruation cycle and their body has to get used to new hormone […]

Dealing with the Perimenopause years

Perienopause & Menopause symptoms

In last week’s blog post we talked about Progesterone Deficiency and hormone imbalance in women. We ran through some basics on the 3 main functioning hormones that keep us women hormonally balanced – Progesterone, Estrogen and Testosterone. Today we will go through how these hormones react when a woman goes through the Perimenopause (pre-menopause) years. […]

The Effect of Progesterone Deficiency in Women

Every woman’s body produces natural progesterone; it’s one of the 3 sex hormones that make a woman,well, a woman. The other two hormones are testosterone and estrogen. When these 3 hormones are unbalanced, it can have a negative effect on the body and mind. Progesterone is the calming force in these 3 hormones so it […]

Testosterone: The Elixir of Life?

When Cecilia was struck down with cancer of the uterus and had a hysterectomy six years ago, she was left feeling tired and unhappy. Then, a simple dose of testosterone changed everything. // Have you had a life altering experience by starting a hormone replacement regimen We’d love to tell your story! Just send us […]

Daily T Dose Could Ward Off Dementia

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but a daily dose of testosterone could help women ward off dementia, according to a new Australian study. Today, more than 35 million people are affected by dementia worldwide, and these numbers are expected to triple by 2050. Although researchers aren’t clear why, women are two times […]