Hot Flashes and Night Sweats: New Data That You Need to Know

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article | Vasomotor Symptoms | New Data About Hot Flashes and Night Sweats That You Need to Know

The most classic symptoms of low estrogen are hot flashes and night sweats, collectively known as vasomotor symptoms. Vasomotor symptoms are an extreme thermoregulatory response associated with profuse sweating, flushing, and increased heart rate. Vasomotor symptoms can last for seconds to minutes, and frequency varies throughout the day and night.

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Endometriosis: Diet and Lifestyle Changes That Help

Endometriosis: Diet and Lifestyle Changes that Work |Women's Health | Sara Gottfried MD

Endometriosis is an often undiagnosed problem that affects 10 to 15% of women.1 What happens with endometriosis is that the cells similar to the endometrium, or uterine lining, implant outside the uterus, usually on the ovaries or other pelvic organs, causing inflammation and sometimes extreme pain.

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Creamy Greens Soup: A Great Source of Calcium

Hormone Reset Diet |Calcium| Sara Gottfried, M.D.

The dairy industry would have us believe that milk is an indispensable source of calcium in our diet as calcium is necessary for healthy bones. What the milk advertisements don’t tell us is that there are many other sources of calcium besides dairy products, and that the mineral is only one of the building blocks…

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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Part 1: What’s Safe? What’s Smart?

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Part 1: What’s Safe? What’s Smart? |Hormone Balance|Sara Gottfried MD

I’ve been prescribing bioidentical hormone therapy since 1994. In the 25+ years since that first prescription for bioidentical hormones, we have evidence for and against their use. This has led to confusion, misinformation, and even guidelines from mainstream medical societies that are not consistently evidence-based.1 Fortunately, a masterful new book sets the record straight: Tapestry…

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Hormone Therapy for Women: What Are the Known Risks?

Hormone Therapy for Women: What Are the Known Risks? |Hormone Therapy| Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Discussion about hormone therapy for perimenopause and menopause is complex. Questions about safety, timing, and duration typically require a nuanced conversation about a person’s history, diet, lifestyle, risk factors, genetics, blood tests, and cognitive function. This article illustrates why the discussions are complicated and how I approach them. I practice Precision Medicine, which means that…

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How Do We Create Antiracist Healthcare?

How Do We Create Antiracist Healthcare?| Racism in Medicine |Sara Gottfried MD

I take respectful care of my patients regardless of skin color, but in the past few years, I’ve realized that is not enough. There are many sources of information and inspiration that have influenced me. First is my grandfather, my lifelong mentor, a biracial White/Black man from Texas who played college football and rose through…

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Hormone Testing: What to Check and Why

Hormone Testing: What to Check and Why|Hormone Balance|Sara Gottfried MD

Questions about hormone testing are common among my patients and on social media. Women want to know which hormones they need to check and why. They also want to know what hormones and other biomarkers can be tested at home. In this video and accompanying article, I cover the biomarkers that I check for myself…

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