Featured Posts from Dr. West
- Using Topical Progesterone while on Birth Control Pills
One of the common questions I receive from women is whether or not it is beneficial to use topical progesterone while on birth control pills. Hopefully this article will clear up many of your questions. When a woman takes birth control pills, she is replacing her normal and natural estrogens with artificial, synthetic, foreign-to-the-body estrogen-like and progesterone-like (progestins) chemicals. The...
- 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...
- Why you need HCG if you are on testosterone therapy.
Let’s just get to the basics… What is HCG? HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is medically used to induce ovulation in females and to stimulate testosterone production in males. HCG requires a prescription and is injected into the subcutaneous fat or in the muscle tissue. How does HCG work? For this discussion, we will be focusing on the...
- 20 Ways to Lower your Real Age
Tip #1 - Going for a 30 minute walk every day and getting a total of about 10,000 steps per day, can make your body 2 years younger after just six months. Many people use the excuse, “I walk a lot at work.” If that is the case, buy yourself a pedometer and see how many steps you take during...