Nobody's Elbows Should Ever Sweat!

by Diane Cook
(Baltimore, OH)

A couple of years ago, at the young age of 42, I had to submit myself to a life altering surgery and have all of my "parts that distinguish me as a woman" removed. Initially, it was devastating.

No longer was I going to have the opportunity to compete in the Oldest Child Bearing Contest or continue to have conversations with my sisters as to who was hormonal because of being pre-menopause.

I felt empty inside... barren... useless... That was until I discovered the "power of hot flashes". I could now clear a 10'x10' area of people with a single surge of energy! It would begin with an intense feeling of heat, radiating from deep within, followed by moisture being pushed to the surface in parts of my body that I didn't know had sweat glands.

Who knew that your elbows and the back of your knees just needed a little help to produce copious amounts of fluids? After a few frantic calls to my OB-GYN, I was able to get my synthetic hormones regulated enough that the "power surges" were fewer and further between.

My fiancée complained about my frequent, early morning hot flashes all summer long but I know he will once again, change his tune when those cold nights of winter begin and he is climbing into a bed with cold sheets.

The synthetic hormones have helped immensely with the hot flashes, but much of the aging process seems to be increasing. I always wanted to have soft skin, but now it is not only soft but feels like my grandma's!

The "twins" have decided they have had enough "good posture" and have let gravity win the battle.

Enough is enough already! Is there any help out there?

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Oct 14, 2009
There IS help out there!
by: George Parigian Jr.

Hi Diane,

My heart goes out to you. I am not a doctor so I can't give you specific medical advice, but I will steer you toward what I think will help you.

First understand the synthetic hormones while they may help in some respects, harm in other ways.

They are not identical to your body's own natural hormones and can cause many problems because of this.

Bioidentical hormone therapy is more than just prescribing hormones. It is an individualized approach that calls for a specially compounded dosage of hormones based on your unique profile.

It is about bringing all your critical hormones back into balance, in the most natural and appropriate way.

You need to see an antiaging doctor for this, because such physicians believe in the philosophy of antiaging and will work with you to improve the quality of your life, rather than just relieve a few symptoms.

Mainstream endocrinologists do not understand this concept of natural hormone treatment and antiaging. This is not how they have been trained.

Increased lean muscle mass, better skin texture, more energy, sleep, and proper regulation of your body temperature are all things that the antiaging doctor will strive for in his/he treatment of you.

Start with the following link:

Body Logic MD

If you can't find an antiaging doctor in your area, email me at:

and I will help you locate one. Feel free to write me if you have other questions or concerns.

Good luck and good health,


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