Menopause and Heart Disease Risk | PYHP 136

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Menopause and Heart Disease Risk | PYHP 136

In this episode, we discuss a question from Janice, a podcast listener’s question regarding the benefits of estrogen therapy for heart health. There is much evidence to show that estrogen has cardiovascular protective benefits. We wanted to discuss how estrogen benefits heart health and can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Janice’s Question: Are […]

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Estrogen and Bone Density | PYHP 135

In this episode, we talk about the benefits of estrogen on bones. A listener’s question (Alison) inspired this episode. Alison asked if taking vaginal biest has the same heart and bone effects that other estrogens and estrogen therapies have. So, we wanted to expand on estrogen’s role in helping keep bones strong and healthy. In […]

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Does Estradiol Cause Weight Gain in Perimenopause? | PYHP 134

In this episode, we talk about hormone treatments for perimenopause and menopause. There is a vast distinction between perimenopause and menopause when it comes to treatment options. We often see women who are being treated for menopause when they are genuinely not in menopause. Meet Linda: Linda is a listener who sent us a question […]

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When to Apply Biest Cream | PYHP 133

Recently, Catherine posted a question on our website about Biest cream, and we knew this could interest our listeners. Biest is a combination of estriol and estradiol, one of the most common forms of estrogen therapy used in bio-identical hormone replacement. There are many doses, ratios, options, and methods of using Biest, so we thought […]

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Perimenopause and Sex | PYHP 132

Welcome to the Progress Your Health Podcast! This is a podcast that helps you learn about balancing hormones, especially during perimenopause and menopause. We love hearing from our listeners. If you have a question, please visit our website and click Ask the Doctor a question. Let’s read Brigitte’s question! I have been listening and learning […]

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Is Perimenopause the Same as Early Menopause? | PYHP 131

In this episode, we talk about the difference between perimenopause and menopause. Both Dr. Maki and I (Dr. Davidson) have worked with women in perimenopause and menopause since 2004 and sometimes get a bit myopic and technical when it comes to explaining the differences. The other day, a patient of Dr Maki’s asked the question, […]

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Does Perimenopause Cause Irritability and Weight Gain? | PYHP 130

We recently got a great question from a listener and want to share it with you. This question is about a perimenopausal 51-year-old female. She is still menstruating and having confusion about her hormone testing and the hormone therapy that she is currently taking. She is experiencing some breast tenderness and irritability related to her […]

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Can Progesterone Help with Sleep? | PYHP 129

in this episode, we answered a listener’s question. We love questions from listeners. If you have a question, please visit our website and click Ask the Doctor a question. Here is the listener’s question: I have been perimenopause for at least 4 years now I am 47 and after completing a Dutch test with a […]

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Vaginitis vs Yeast Infection | PYHP 128

The dreaded, uncomfortable, annoying, burning, itchy, achy, irritating vaginal infection. Ladies, we have all been there. And for those unicorns that have never had a vaginal infection such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis, well, you are certainly one of the lucky ones. While a yeast infection or BV is not life-threatening, not fatal, and maybe […]

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