Featured Posts from Dr. West
- My testosterone level is normal, but I don’t feel normal
Dr. Conner, I've attached a copy of my blood test with my testosterone level. It's in the normal range but I just don't feel right. I just don't have the energy that I used to have, no morning erections and not much of a sex drive. It's frustrating because my doctor won't prescribe any testosterone because he says my level...
- Why your doctor says your thyroid is “normal”
I get requests on a regular basis to help people get their thyroid hormones balanced. Most of them are women as they are generally more susceptible to hypothyroid. By far the most common complaint I hear is, "My doctor said my thyroid test came back normal but I don't feel normal." When they go back to their doctor to insist...
- Testosterone Basics
The goal of testosterone replacement therapy is to replace the lowered testosterone at physiologic doses. At this proper dosing, the body's reaction to testosterone is a restored youthful response in all body tissues. What we are trying to do is replicate the previous testosterone levels by restoring them throughout the body. Too much, and the body responds by increasing estrogen...
- The Solution is Progesterone
Back in the mid-1960's, Dr. Robert Wilson wrote a book titled "Feminine Forever" where he proclaimed that menopause was an estrogen deficiency. This "discovery" led to the synthetic drug Premarin becoming one of the most popular prescription drugs for decades. In 2002, it was revealed that the manufacturer of Premarin, Wyeth-Ayerst funded much of the research, marketing, and speaking events...
- How to Stop PMS
Many woman use the term PMS to refer to symptoms of bloating, breast tenderness, food cravings, headaches, irritability, mood swings, weight gain, and many others. A term that was coined decades ago by Dr. John Lee is "estrogen dominance." This is what is going on inside that body when the term PMS is used. Before we get deeper into the...