Dr. Emdur describes estrogen deficiency symptoms and how they are treated.
You know, the big question is, you know, are you estrogen deficient? And the answer is really symptom-driven, you know, are you forgetting where you put your keys? Are you restless? Are you anxious? Are you having trouble losing weight? Are you having trouble concentrating? Do you have a crawling sensation in your skin? It could be again one of four hundred different symptoms
If you answer yes to any of those questions, I think you really need to go and see your doctor to have your estrogen levels checked and again, that would be either a 24-hour urine, looking at the three different levels of estrogen – there’s E1, E2 and E3. You can do a salivary test. It would probably be a great place to start, and if your levels are low, you know, I would consider replacement with bio-identical hormone therapy.
About Dr. Emdur, D.O, Ph.D.:
Dr. Emdur is a board certified Internist/Pulmonologist (American Board Of Internal Medicine) and recognized by his peers as a Diplomate in the American College of Chest Physicians since 1996. He did his medicine and pulmonary training at the Cleveland Clinic (1979-1984) and has practiced both hospital based and office based pulmonary medicine in San Diego since 1984. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh (1975) an MBA from California State University (1998) and is board certified as a Diplomate and Advanced Fellow in anti-aging medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He also is a clinical faculty member at Western University of Health Science in California where he teaches medical students.