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Bioidentical Hormones – Some basic information

Posted by on Oct 3, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people have lots of questions about hormone imbalance and bioidentical hormones yet simply do not know where to find reliable information. Outside of speaking to your physicians, please feel free to contact us through via email: roby@drroby.com. Bioidentical hormones are made from soybeans or yams and converted in a lab to exactly match the hormones our bodies have been utilizing all of our lives. Some people refer to these as “natural” hormones. Premarin is not a bioidentical hormone. It is produced from pregnant mare’s urine and has many metabolic breakdown products that may...

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What causes Low Libido?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Read the original article Here __________________ In February 1999, researchers published a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association entitled “Sexual Dysfunction in the United States.” Using data from the National Health and Social Life Survey, a study of adult sexual behavior in the United States, they calculated the incidence of various sexual problems among adults aged 18-59. Among the women in this representative sample, the number one problem was low libido, which affected almost one-third of survey respondents. One of the major reasons why women may experience a...

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Hormones in Females…what are hormones? How do they naturally stay in balance?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What are Hormones? Hormones are chemicals your body produces to regulate various functions. They do so by sending important messages and signals to various organs and tissues. When they work harmoniously, your body behaves in a predictable way. But if there is too much or too little of any one hormone, then imbalance occurs and you can begin to feel that something is wrong. Wanted pregnancies don’t happen, the discomfort of PMS makes the days before menstruation very difficult, or menstruation may occur irregularly or not occur at all. This is when an accurate assessment of hormone...

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“I don’t have a hormone imbalance…my doctor says my hormone levels are normal.”

Posted by on Oct 2, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

At the Roby Institute, we often see patients who are suffering from symptoms and conditions caused by allergic reactions and hormone imbalance. Surprised at the diagnosis, many of them says to us, “But my hormones are in the normal range, and other then how I feel, my family physician says I’m in great health.” Would you believe that when we hear this from patients, we agree 100%? _____________________ An allergy is a hypersensitivity, or exaggerated response, to a substance. We often tell people that they don’t have allergies because they are in poor health or have a...

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Did you know men can suffer from Hormone Imbalance too?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There is often a perception that hormone imbalance affects only women. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, a large number of our patients are men who can not find an answer for why they feel the way they do or why their bodies are changing in new ways. Below are some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance that we find in men. If you exhibit these symptoms, it may be your hormone! Contact us for an appointment. _________________________ Hormone imbalance is a common problem that many men face today. Some start showing symptoms of hormone imbalance at the age of 40. This imbalance...

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Ask Dr. Roby…Dizziness related to Hormone imbalance?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dizzy in Dallas:  Dear Dr. Roby, I am 26 yr old female with 2 small children.  I have experienced dizziness and vertigo for the past year.  I’ve had all practical tests done and the only conclusion my physician can come to is Meniere’s.  I am on and off dizzy throughout the month,  but I am MOST dizzy right before and during my period.  I linked this problem to after I stopped nursing my last baby.  I am so frustrated!  I can’t go anywherebecause I am so sensitive to light, sound, and motion. I read about birth control maybe helping stabilize my hormones and...

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The Symptoms of Menopause

Posted by on Jun 1, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Originally published here 34 menopause symptoms? Really? It is a logical question to ask. After all, millions of women are experiencing one or more of the 34 menopause symptoms right now! What is going on? We all remember a grandmother or older aunt, how they made the transition into menopause. The so-called change will happen, but something tells us that experiencing many of the symptoms of menopause as early as ages thirties or forties is not normal. First, here is a list of the most common 34 menopause symptoms. Take a moment to consider each one, as some are subtle and at first glance...

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Did you know Hormone Imbalance can cause insomnia?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We see a number of patients that don’t realize their hormones are affecting their quality of life not only when they are awake and active, but also when they are sleeping.  In a basic sense, a lack of the hormone cortisol leads to an excess of adrenaline.  When our bodies run on adrenaline all day instead of using cortisol, our muscles become fatigued more then they should.  Similarly, when we lay down to rest at night, the adrenaline still pulsing through our system makes it near impossible to get a good night’s rest. Below, please find further information about why hormone...

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Do you experience Menstrual Migraines?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

At Roby Institute, we regularly see women patients who experience severe headaches only at certain times of the month.  Without fail, these headaches are due to changes in hormone levels.  Thankfully, Menstrual Migraine and Premenstrual Migraine are very treatable symptoms.  Below you will find some interesting general information about Menstrual Migraine and Premenstrual Migraine.  Original article posted Here ___________________________________________________ Women are indeed beautiful. However, womanhood is always accompanied by the woes of menstrual troubles. Monthly visits are...

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Dr. Schwartz talks about Hormone Imbalance

Posted by on Apr 11, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Originally posted Here Noted hormone doctor Erica Schwartz recently recently posted an excellent piece detailing the differences between different types of hormones. Originally titled, “An Unbiased Look at Hormones”, we have re-printed it here. ______________________________________________ The conversation about hormones is raging around the country, in households and in the healthcare fields. Conventional medicine addresses hormones in the setting of synthetic hormone replacement therapies and treatments for diseases like cancer, thyroid, diabetes, prostate cancer and pituitary...

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