Archives for November 2015

Increased Estrogen May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease In Women, Says Marla Ahlgrimm, RPh

Marla AhlgrimmAccording to Women’s Health America founder and pharmacist, Marla Ahlgrimm, women who pass through menopause naturally may be up to 50% less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those who experience unnatural estrogen reduction.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s is a neurologic disorder that affects the way a person moves. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, many people present mild symptoms at onset which may include slight hand tremors or slurred, soft speech. As the disease progresses, total body movement can be affected, including a person’s ability to perform automatic functions. Marla Ahlgrimm defines automatic functions as those the body performs without intention, like blinking. It is believed that Parkinson’s is caused by brain cell degeneration.

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Marla Ahlgrimm, RPh, Offers Three Essential Steps to Successful Hormone Therapy

Marla AhlgrimmTo Pharmacist, Marla Ahlgrimm, the risks are just too great to undergo any form of hormone therapy without complete information. Marla Ahlgrimm advises women to get all of the facts and understand fully all the pieces that go into hormone therapy before moving forward. As a long-time pharmacist and women’s health expert, Marla Ahlgrimm empowers women with the tools they need to make the right health care choices. In the following Q&A, Marla Ahlgrimm discusses the three-step process to successful hormone therapy.

Q: Why do women need hormone therapy?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Every woman experiences symptoms of hormone fluctuation, however, for some women, the symptoms of these changes can be significant. Hormone therapy helps mediate many of the symptoms related to hormone imbalance.

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