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Morning Sickness & Hyperemesis Gravidarum

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Platt Wellness|Tags: , |

HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM It is not unusual for pregnant women to experience morning sickness during the first three months of pregnancy. This nausea and vomiting is caused by estrogen when progesterone, the hormone that normally blocks the effects of estrogen, is inadequate. At the start of the second trimester, the placenta starts putting out large amounts of progesterone, which normally eliminates the nausea and vomiting. However, some women continue to vomit through their entire pregnancy, a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum. Not being a gynecologist, I have not seen women in my practice at the time they exhibited this condition. [...]

Early Menopause

July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Hey Doc|

Hey Doc, I wanted to know if this is a beneficial product to use if I am in early menopause? I had my daughter at 30, went on menara contraceptive for 5 years at age 33. About half way through I started getting hot flashes. I didn't think much of it. I had the contraceptive removed at age 38, then had my tubes tied. After the surgery I have never had a period and my hormones test positive for menopause. My doctors couldn't explain it. They wanted me to go on synthetic estrogen hormones. I refused. I am now [...]

How to Never Get Sleepy in a Car

July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Wellness|

Every once in a while you hear stories about a driver who goes off the road, hits a tree, and kills himself or a passenger. Of course this is a scenario that can play out with a bus driver or train conductor as well. With regard to myself, in the old days there were plenty of times that I found myself having to slap my face while driving trying to keep my eyes open. I was not aware then that slapping my face was not keeping me from falling asleep. Many people are not aware that the brain uses [...]

Cortisol and Adrenaline Dominance

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Hey Doc|

Hey Doc, Can progesterone cream be used throughout the female cycle if being used for adrenaline dominance issues? Also, does high cortisol as determined by a 4-pt saliva test indicate adrenaline dominance? -Julia _________________________________________________________________________ Dear Julia, Progesterone cream can be used throughout the female cycle in order to maximize its effect on managing adrenaline and insulin. The only exception to this in those situations when a woman is trying to get pregnant. In that case, progesterone should not be used for the first 7-10 days of the cycle to avoid the possibility that it might prevent ovulation. A high [...]

Hormone Therapy – The Do’s and Don’ts

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness|

Every system in the body is controlled by hormones. As we get older, hormone levels change…and so do we. Manipulating levels of certain hormones can provide a significant change to the quality of life. I would like to provide certain information that might help you wade through the morass of conflicting statements associated with advice about hormones. Questions may arise about the following: Which hormones do I replace? Should they be in the form of pills, creams, injections, troches, or pellets placed under the skin? Should I have a blood test, a saliva test, or a urine test to [...]

BC Pills Cause Tumor Growth?

May 15th, 2017|Categories: Hey Doc|

Hey Doc, I am wondering if birth control can cause tumor growth. My 16-year-old niece had a schwannoma tumor removed two years ago. There was a small piece left connected to spine. they monitor it and no growth until recently. Found out she had started taking birth control pills and wondering if this could have caused it. -Julie ____________________________________________________________ Dear Julie, An interesting question. BC pills are known to increase certain brain tumors such as gliomas. Schwann cells produce myelin which is how nerves communicate. Progesterone is the strongest stimulant to the production of myelin, so needless to say [...]

Treating Fibromyalgia

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Wellness, Platt Wellness|

May 12th is fibromyalgia awareness day. Surprisingly, fibromyalgia is considered a condition that has no known cause, and a condition that is incurable. It most often comes under the auspices of rheumatologists, even though it is not an inflammatory condition. It is often felt to be an autoimmune disorder - it is not. The makers of Lyrica attribute the pain to be caused by over stimulated nerve endings, which is also incorrect.   So the question arises, how is it that a condition as common and also as devastating as fibromyalgia remains such a mystery to the medical community? Is [...]

Eczema and Excess Adrenaline

May 8th, 2017|Categories: Hey Doc|

Hey Doc, Dr.Platt, this article regarding the safety of progesterone in children is so helpful and came at an opportune time for me. I am using progesterone myself for adrenaline and estrogen dominance and it is helping. My son is 2 years old and has constant wakings throughout the night, refuses naps and eczema that has no known cause. I myself have had eczema in the past and it's also been in my family (mothers side) I believe the eczema is related to adrenaline he is experiencing even at the young age of 2. He loves to be scared [...]

Autism: A Revolutionary Approach to Treatment

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Children and Teens|

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Awareness Day is April 2, honored throughout the world.  In recognition of how important awareness of this condition is, I would like to share my own approach to treating children with autism. The incidence of autism is rising, and is now found in one out of every 68 childbirths. Logically, it has become increasingly important to recognize this disorder and explore healthy approaches to treating it. Based on what I have observed about this condition, I strongly suspect that excess adrenaline plays an important role. Adrenaline, as a neurotransmitter in the brain, provides both intelligence as well as [...]

Treating ADHD

April 24th, 2017|Categories: ADHD/ADD|

I have just finished reading several articles in some psychiatric journals that were discussing the treatment of ADHD in children as well as adults.  Not surprisingly, they concluded that the only treatment consisted of the use of psychoactive drugs – stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderal, or antidepressants. When it came to a non-pharmacologic approach, their conclusion was that there have been no studies supporting this idea. Of course the idea that psychiatrists would only consider the use of psychotrophic drugs fits comfortably with the fact that psychiatrists no longer practice psychiatry. Instead, their profession has been converted into [...]

Should I Cycle My Progesterone Use?

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Hey Doc|

Hey Doc, Question about progesterone: What about its effect during a woman's menstrual cycle? Will it stop or alter the cycle if used day 1 to to say day 7? In other words, if it is used for something like anxiety, can it be used on a daily basis or should it be avoided during menses. Or should the dosage be adjusted during the menses? -Darleen _______________________________________________________________________ Darleen, The only time it might alter the cycle is if you are close to your menopause. Progesterone can certainly be used daily, and should be used daily if there are concerns [...]

Am I Producing Insulin?

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Hey Doc|

Hey Doc, Was told by endocrinologist there is no test to determine if I still produce insulin. That's not correct, is it? If I'm currently on insulin, does that hinder the test? Want to get off of it…. -Sue Dear Sue, There actually is a test to determine if you are still producing insulin. It is called a C-peptide test. Your taking insulin should not affect the test. The Doc