Depression….The Silent Killer

Mike CarragherHormone OptimizationLeave a Comment

I saw a recent study in The Journal of Affective Disorders that showed the participants had been on an average of 14 (yes, 14!) psychiatric medications (anti-depressants, anti-anxiety meds, bipolar meds, and/or mood stabilizers) prior to having their thyroid levels checked and treated. Once their thyroid was optimized, their symptoms improved in 84% of them, with 33% having complete resolution of their symptoms. This was an … Read More

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Am I Too Young for Hormones?

Corrie MieszczakAge Management, Dr. Carragher, Estrogen, FAQs, Hormone Optimization, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Perimenopause, Progesterone, Sex, TestosteroneLeave a Comment

Am I Too Young For HRT

Many men and women associate hormonal changes and Hormone Replacement Therapy with being in their 50s or even older. However, hormonal changes often begin much earlier. For this reason, it is important for both men and women to pay close attention to their bodies and begin considering Hormone Replacement Therapy at a younger age if symptoms occur or if they want to prevent degeneration of their … Read More

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5 Easy Ways To Raise Your HGH Levels

Mike CarragherHGH, Hormone Optimization, Hormone Replacement TherapyLeave a Comment

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is a hormone that has many critical physiologic functions in the human body. It has been the hormone associated with being the “fountain of youth” and sought out to provide “anti-aging” effects. While it does reduce the physical signs and symptoms of aging, it also reduces the risk of developing the most common diseases associated with aging. As we age, many … Read More

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Is It A Mid-life Crisis? Or Is It Male Hormonal Decline?

Mike CarragherHormone Replacement Therapy, Libido, loss of energy, low energy, low libido, low sex drive, TestosteroneLeave a Comment

When we talk about middle age as a society, it’s generally accepted that women hit menopause and that men might have a mid-life crisis. But what if men are not just having some kind of breakdown where they question their past choices and their future? What if these men are having their own form of menopause? It’s time to talk more about male “menopause” and … Read More

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The Pros & Cons of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Mike CarragherHormone Replacement Therapy, Hot Flashes, Libido, Perimenopause, SexLeave a Comment

The decision to start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a big step for many women. Some wonder about the benefits of HRT, while others worry about possible effects from the treatment. Almost every woman who considers hormone replacement therapy appreciates information on the pros and cons of the therapy. Approximately 80 percent of women who go through menopause experience symptoms and about one-fourth of these … Read More

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What’s the Secret to Treating Mood Changes During Perimenopause and Menopause?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Menopause, PerimenopauseLeave a Comment

If you’re like most women, you learned to manage mood swings associated with hormonal changes throughout your menstrual cycle. But the hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause can create an entirely new set of emotional symptoms, which catches many women by surprise. You’ll be happy to know that there are a number of ways to improve your mood and many of the other symptoms of … Read More

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Answered: Men’s 10 Top Questions about Male Hormone Decline

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If you’re like most men, you don’t even know how much hormonal decline may be affecting your life.  Or if you do, you are frustrated with the problems it brings. Here are the top ten questions and answers men have about hormone decline. 1. What’s a hormone and why do they decline in males? Hormones are the chemical messengers that affect the vast multitude of … Read More

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Am I Too Young for Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormone Replacement TherapyLeave a Comment

Am I Too Young For HRT

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been an effective treatment for hormonal decline in men and women for decades. As we age, our hormone production goes down, leading to a range of undesirable symptoms. Typically HRT has been used by older people, often in their 40s or 50s or older, to help correct the hormonal imbalances caused by aging. But in recent years HRT has been … Read More

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