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 Perimenopause Solution: Natural Hormones Not Antidepressants
IBy Dr. Donna Becker
t usually begins with sleep disturbance and feeling hot in the night. Towards the end of the monthly cycle,
moodiness, even crying or feeling irritable much of the time predominates. Nothing seems to be the same: libido, the desire and enjoyment of sex, vanishes; marital relations become a duty; secretions become thin and scanty.
Severe cases have even warranted a psychiatric diagnosis, PMDD or premenstrual dysphoric disorder. The suggested treatment? An antidepressant. The true cure for this hormonal problem has been known since 1954, when the brilliant British physician, Dr. Katharina Dalton, wrote about giving progesterone injections in oil. Over 50 years later, we have oral micronized (finely ground powdered progesterone to last longer in the blood stream) progesterone available by prescription.
Progesterone, the first sex hormone to decline as we age, promotes sleep, calmness, and relieves bloating in the perimenopausal woman. This imbalance of progesterone to estrogen may cause hot flashes, night sweat, and insomnia. The term estrogen imbalance refers to the imbalance of too little progesterone.
Menopause, the time of life when the ovaries stop producing the hormones, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone usually occurs by age 51. The medical diagnosis of menopause = LH/FSH greater than 23 and no period for a year. Perimenopause is that time of life when the progesterone blood level dwindles in comparison to estrogen. Insomnia, night sweats, and irritability mark this NORMAL stage of life until full menopause.
Most doctors do not measure hormones in menstruating women, because they claim that hormones change daily, if not hourly, so hormone blood levels do not
  provide meaningful data. However, as fertility specialists will attest, hormones can be measured, and the numbers very much guide therapy when someone is trying to get pregnant.
Don’t get talked into a psychiatric misdiagnosis for this normal time of life. Yes, depression is a true, treatable illness which should be treated by a psychiatrist after careful history and physical, not a gynecologist. We no longer have to endure the insomnia and night sweats or treacherous mood swings. Progesterone, the great balancer, is available as a capsule from the compounding pharmacy. I prescribe progesterone to mimic the way your body produces it--one capsule the first 2 weeks of the cycle and two capsules the last 2 weeks.
So, no, you are not crazy or clinically depressed! Get your blood levels checked and get balanced again.
I concentrate my therapy in anti-aging and health maintenance for the 2nd 50 yrs.
Dr Donna Becker
Specializes in anti-aging & health maintenance medicine.
(210) 545-5224 www.antiagingsa.com
   Get Your Vitality Back!
Focus of Treatments:
• Hormone restoration to healthy young adults levels
• Thyroid issues
• Hot Flashes/ Night Sweats
• Moodiness, “Emotionality”
• Loss of Libido
• Brain Fog
• Insomnia
• Bone Loss
• Vitamin Deficiencies
• Blood levels guide treatment
Men’s issues:
Erectile, Dysfunction, Fatigue and Weight Gain
The Enhancement
of Life Center
  Dr. Donna Becker and Mr. Roderick Kuwamoto, PA
   Call to schedule your FREE consultation (210) 545-5224
14603 Huebner Rd,. Suite 2601 (Huebner & NW Military)
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  I Spy With My Little Eye... Contest
 y Alissa Reinhard
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ach month, we will introduce a character who is hidden somewhere amongst the pages
  of Highlights. Look carefully, search each and every page, up and down, left and right, front to back, and then back to front.
Don’t give up! If you can find the hidden character, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $50! In this month’s issue, look for dad with child on shoulders caricature.
Just email the page number and location where you spotted dad with child on shoulders caricature to contest@stoneoakhighlights.com. Deadline is June 10 .
We hope you’ll have fun with our version of a mini-scavenger hunt within our pages. Good Luck!
 Congratulations to our May
I Spy winner Katie Vogel
   June 2021
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