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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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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Doctor/Author: How I Landed in the Writer’s Seat

I am grateful for my career as a physician, treating patients in person and working with coaching clients online. My patients and clients inspire me to stretch in my understanding of the human body, to do more, and even share more. Now after the release of my third New York Times best-selling book, some of my tribe have…

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Top 10 Brain and Hormone Effects of Marijuana

Top 10 Brain and Hormone Effects of Marijuana

Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states; recreational marijuana is legal in 10. Ever since, I have been asked repeatedly how marijuana impacts hormone levels.  To be honest, this isn’t a topic I learned about in medical school, so I had to research it. In this article you will learn how your brain and hormone levels…

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I Hate Exercise, but It Loves Me…

I Don't Like Exercise, but It Likes Me

 Dr. Sara’s 5 Tips for Biohacking Exercise When You’d Rather Do Anything Else There, I admit it. It’s time to get brutally honest. After all, I’m in my forties, perimenopausal, and the best part about it is the newfound clarity, the lift of the hormonal veil–regarding the endless accommodation, the people-pleasing, the half-hearted enthusiasm for things you don’t…

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The Wahls Protocol – Dr. Sara’s Book Club #11

The Wahls Protocol - Dr. Sara’s Book Club #11

If you’re an avid reader of mine, by now you’re familiar with the fact that the food we eat has an overwhelming impact on our health. Food choices directly affect energy levels, mood, proper organ function and even life expectancy and incidence of disease. Seems pretty intuitive, right? Even so, in the age of modern…

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Does Meat Cause Cancer? Revisiting the Meat, IGF-1, and Cancer Connection

Does Meat Cause Cancer_ Revisiting the Meat, IGF-1, and Cancer Connection

“A note from Dr. Sara: When you read Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser, and try to reconcile the Paleo Diet with T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study and/or Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live, you’re likely to get increasingly confused by the conflicting opinions. I’m delighted to present Brian Rigby’s rigorous synthesis of where we stand on the meat/cancer…

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Let’s Choose Sanity, and Ignore the Magazines

It’s the end of February and while it’s still deep winter in many parts of the country, here in California we’ve had just enough sunny days to remind us that spring is coming. And with spring comes summer. And with summer comes…swimsuits. Are you reaching for a puffy jacket right now too? I wish that…

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