Recently the FDA revised their wording on Testosterone Supplement labels to include higher risks including heart attack, personality changes and infertility. The FDA in their news statement warned that “Abuse of testosterone, usually at doses higher than those typically prescribed and usually in conjunction with other AAS, (Anabolic Steroids) is associated with serious safety risks […]
No, Bio-Identical Hormones do not cause cancer. A very large study called the Woman’s Health Initiative (WHI-1) looking at hormone replacement and chronic disease unfortunately gave the false impression that hormone replacement was unsafe. This study used the synthetic hormone, Prempro- a combination of conjugated estrogens from horse urine (Premarin) and a synthetic progestin (Provera). [&h...
The most common urogenital symptom associated with menopause is dryness, followed by irritation or itching, discharge, and dysuria (burning with urination). These symptoms are the result of vulvovaginal atrophy that occurs with the absence of estrogen. We know that estrogens play a key role in maintaining vaginal health. Not only do they assist with lubrication, but some […]
One of the biggest worries we hear from men considering Hormone Replacement Therapy, or from their primary care physicians, is that Testosterone therapy will increase their risk of Prostate Cancer. This skepticism has remained for decades in sections of the medical community, and is largely unfounded. This recent study published in the Journal of Urology […]
Last week, Lumosity, a popular “brain training” game found on phones and tablets everywhere, was fined $2,000,000 by the FTC over its claims of helping users excel at work and school and reduce or delay “cognitive impairment associated with age and other serious health conditions.” Lumosity has settled this fine and changed their marketing language […]
Dr. Russo will host two free seminars on Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, fitness, nutrition, general health and wellness on Tuesday, January 19th at 12:00pm and 5:30pm at the Charles Mack Center in Mooresville, NC. These seminars are both first come – first serve and interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP at 704.727.5360 prior to the […]
During the first week of January, 2016, Dr. Russo of Carolina HealthSpan Institute, Lake Norman appeared on a radio show called Health Talk with Fred Lowry to discuss Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the common misconceptions and positives to our approach to therapy for hormone imbalance, post-partum and preventive medicine. Dr. Russo will be doing a […]
Age, or the advance of years, may be the biggest culprit, but hormones are one of the biggest sub-reasons for the appearance of aging skin. Dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity can all be attributed in some part to change in hormone levels. Simply put, if your hormones are not properly balanced, they […]
The Lake Norman Woman Magazine Women of Will Award highlights women from diverse backgrounds, educational experiences, professions, and regions, with varied skill sets. Yet, certain characteristics are clearly commonalities – resilience, determination, courage, strength, and commitment. These women are not famous, they are women who took at look at the world and realized the opportunity ...
Carolina HealthSpan Institute has been the go-to clinic for Hormone Replacement Therapy, wellness and functional medicine in Charlotte for over a decade. Recently in March 2015, we decided to expand to the Lake Norman area, and create a second office, headed by Kathleen Russo, MD. Our goal was to bring the same great services and experience […]