Bioidentical Hormones Detroit MI

Although Mary Saracino and Barbralu Cohen have never met, they have much in common. They’re both Coloradans in their 50s who embrace the unconventional, particularly when it comes to health care. They’re as likely to visit an acupuncturist as a gynecologist, or to pop a homeopathic arnica tablet (Arnica montana) instead of an aspirin.

Luis A Murrain, DO
(313) 895-5900
2600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1987

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Chitranjan Lall
(313) 745-7445
4160 John R St
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Deborah Loomus Portney, MD
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1987

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Marja Johanna Sprock, MD
(313) 916-2488
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rijksuniversiteit Te Leiden, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leiden, Netherlands
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: St Mary Hospital, Livonia, Mi; Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Henry Ford Medical Group

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Kiran Balchandani, MD
(248) 684-1800
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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Luis A Murrain, DO
(313) 895-5900
2600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Ste 220
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robyn J Arrington Jr, MD
(313) 831-1060
3800 Woodward Ave Ste 502
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1970

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Marjorie C Treadwell, MD
(313) 745-7619
4727 St Antoine Hutzel Profess
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: University Womens Care Inc; University Womens Care Inc At Hutzel Professional Bldg

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Carl Woodrow Christensen
(313) 993-4645
3750 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Tina Jessica Gillett
(313) 993-4030
3990 John R St
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Menopause: A Natural Journey

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By Vicky Uhland

Although Mary Saracino and Barbralu Cohen have never met, they have much in common. They’re both Coloradans in their 50s who embrace the unconventional, particularly when it comes to health care. They’re as likely to visit an acupuncturist as a gynecologist, or to pop a homeopathic arnica tablet (Arnica montana) instead of an aspirin.

So when Cohen, a 55-year-old editor in Boulder, felt the pounding of her first menopausal migraine, and Saracino, a 50-year-old Denver-based novelist, experienced her first hot flash, they decided to treat their menopausal symptoms unconventionally by following a natural treatment plan. In doing so, they chose a path taken by many American women. Since a landmark study in 2002 found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT)—the conventional, synthetic way of treating menopausal symptoms—could cause serious health risks, women and their healthcare practitioners have been searching for safer, natural and more effective remedies.

According to the government-sponsored Women’s Health Initiative study, women with an average age of 63 at the start of the trial who took synthetic estrogen plus progestin for five years had a 26 percent greater chance of breast cancer, a 41 percent greater risk of stroke, and a 29 percent higher likelihood of heart attack, compared to women who took a placebo.

Those findings heavily influenced Cohen and Saracino. Cohen already has risk factors for cancer—both her mother and father survived the disease—so she’s adamant about avoiding anything that might be carcinogenic. “There’s no way I’d use HRT,” she says.

Saracino doesn’t like the idea of treating menopause as if it were a particularly virulent strain of flu—suppressing the symptoms and waiting for the whole “nasty condition” to go away. “My motto is I don’t want to pathologize menopause,” she says. “When traditional HRT came out, I think the theory was that [women] shouldn’t have these symptoms, that there’s something wrong with me because I’m having hot flashes, so I need to take this pill so I don’t experience what my body needs to experience.”

Cohen and Saracino have tried several different natural alternatives to HRT. Here’s a look at some of the remedies they and other women have turned to in their quest to manage their menopause symptoms.

Bioidentical hormones
Menopause occurs when a woman’s body stops producing estrogen and progesterone and is generally defined as the time after 12 months have passed since her last menses. Even though the hormone shutdown happens gradually—the entire process can take 10 years or more—bodies used to a reliable supply of hormones since puberty don’t take kindly to deprivation. They produce withdrawal symptoms such as hot flashes, headaches, insomnia, mood swings, memory loss, vaginal dryness and, sometimes, uterine fibroids.

HRT was designed to lessen that withdrawal by giving the body small amounts of hormones, says Tori Hudson, ND, director of A Woman’s Time clinic ...

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