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Balance Your Hormones to Improve Your Sex Drive

11/   February, 2019

Lack of sex drive is a common reason women come into my office.

I appreciate this because sex drive – a.k.a. libido – is not only about sex. Libido reflects motivation, drive, passion in life.

Libido reflects life energy.

I also appreciate when women acknowledge the importance of sexual health and intimacy for the health for their relationships.

[I think most men are much quicker than most women to admit the importance of sex in their lives. What do you think? Comment at the end of this blog.]

Evaluating a woman with a low sex drive starts with questions about her physical health.

  • Is she perimenopausal or menopausal?
  • Does she have vaginal dryness?
  • Does she have pain or discomfort with sex?

If a woman is in menopause or perimenopause (the 10 or more years leading up to menopause), her hormone levels might be rising and falling, affecting her sleep, mood, sex drive, and more.


Is Testosterone A Cause of Prostate Cancer?

25/   May, 2018

Here’s a trick question: who mostly get prostate cancer: young men or old men?

 

The answer is of course that, as with most cancers, older men are much more likely than young men to get prostate cancer.

Then why is it that testosterone has been feared as a cause of prostate cancer?

If testosterone caused prostate cancer, we should see it much more often in young men, who have levels of testosterone peaking around age 30.

Testosterone levels in men peak around age 30, then decline 1 to 3% per year from then on. As a man gets older, and his testosterone level goes down, his risk of prostate cancer increases.


How Hormones Impact Partnership Bliss

10/   May, 2018

Can Balanced Hormones Create Partnership Bliss?

Dr. Liz Lyster is interviewed by Kimi Avary, Relationship Navigation Specialist. Dr. Liz is passionate about helping women feel like their best selves, so they can bring health and happiness to the world.

As a doctor for over 25 years, she has helped women – and men – regain energy, reignite their sex drive, clear up hormonal imbalance, and lose hundreds of pounds. She is the author of “Dr. Liz’s Easy Guide to Menopause: 5 Simple Steps to Balancing Your Hormones and Feeling Like Yourself Again”.

In this episode, Dr. Liz and Kimi Avary discuss the impact of hormones on our happiness and partnerships. 


The Major Hormones That Affect Your Weight

04/   January, 2018

It is beyond frustrating when you know you are eating right, exercising enough, and trying hard to manage your stress…and you STILL cannot achieve your weight loss goals.

What if 2018 can be a year of reaching (and even surpassing) your weight loss goals instead of another year of frustration?

Here’s a hint: if your hormones are out of balance (or not at optimal levels), you could be headed for failure instead of success.


“Just OK”? or “Great!”

10/   July, 2017

I hope your summer is going not just “OK”, but great! I cringe when a patient tells me their doctor said their lab results were “OK”, or that they are in “the normal range”. Has this happened to you?

This is super common when it comes to testosterone levels, both for men and women.

When men do not have a good testosterone level, they can feel tired, unmotivated (including lack of libido), grumpy, and have muscle weakness or weight gain. There isn’t much agreement about what is a “good” testosterone level for a man. Most of us in the functional or regenerative areas of medicine think a level of at least 600 is good. Often, higher is even better.