What all women (and men) must know about menopause is that some of the most mistreated symptoms of menopause are hormone related mood swings, depression and anxiety. Dr. Laurie Blanscet, a hormone and anti-aging specialist, explains that most traditional practitioners don’t understand the role that hormones play in our moods. Instead of determining if hormones are the root cause for women (and men) presenting with anxiety and depression, most traditional practitioners simply grab the prescription pad for anti-depressants. According to a government study, nearly 1 out of 3 women in their 40s and 50s are taking an antidepressant. Tune in and learn how to take charge of your emotional health after 50! Are hormones the root cause?

Dr. Laurie loves to help men and women achieve optimum health through the use of bio-identical hormones, proper nutrition and exercise. To learn more or contact Dr. Laurie, click here: https://www.anoptimalyou.com/dr-laurie-blanscet/

Dr. Laurie’s suggested Blood Panel list to discuss with your physician:

CMP. Complete chemistry panel
CBC. Complete blood count
TSH. Thyroid stimulating hormone
Free T3
Free T4
Vitamin D 25-OH
Vitamin B12
FSH. Follicle Stimulating hormone
Total Testosterone
TPO. Thyroid antibody if suspicious of thyroid disease

To find a physician specialized in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, visit A4M here: https://www.a4m.com/

For more helpful information about Hormones, Depression and Emotional Health, click below:

Is Your Depression a Result of Hormonal Imbalance? http://www.drshel.com/blog/anxiety-depression/hormonal-imbalance-and-depression-2/

It’s Not In Your Head, It’s In Your Hormones: The Mental Health-Hormone Link! https://www.holtorfmed.com/hormones-mental-health/

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