Marla Ahlgrimm

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Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla Ahlgrimm co-founded Madison Pharmacy Associates.


Women’s Health Expert Marla Ahlgrimm Explains Benefits of Progesterone Cream
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Marla AhlgrimmAccording to pharmacist, Marla Ahlgrimm, women experiencing a variety of hormone related issues may benefit from natural progesterone cream. Ahlgrimm says that progesterone cream may help manage the symptoms of PMS or menopause when combined with a balanced diet and a regular exercise program. However, Marla Ahlgrimm cautions that many “over-the-counter” creams fall far short of their promises.

Marla Ahlgrimm reports that Aeron LifeCycles has completed a study that screened 27 different progesterone based creams. Of the creams, 12 contained more than the labeled 400 mg per ounce of progesterone, five contained 2 to 15 mg, and 10 creams – which claimed an effective amount of progesterone – contained 2% or less.

Another warning issued by Marla Ahlgrimm and other women’s health experts is to watch for products claiming they contain wild yam extract as a progesterone substitute. She notes that wild yam does not contain hormone nor does the body convert wild yam into progesterone.Read more...Collapse )

Q&A with Women’s Health expert, Marla Ahlgrimm: Helping Women Restore Health
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Marla AhlgrimmQ: What is the Women’s Health America Restore program?

Marla Ahlgrimm: The Women’s Health America Restore program is a treatment plan for PMs, perimenopause, menopause and hormonal issues that combines natural hormone therapy, monitoring, and professional case management. Women enrolled in the program are treated with a customized prescription of natural hormones (HT), self-help strategies, and ongoing support from a team of women’s healthcare experts.

Q: Is the Restore program available to patients with severe hormonal symptoms?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Women suffering from severe hormone symptoms due to PMS, menopause, or a hysterectomy may benefit from the Restore program. The Restore program works with a women’s physician to measure baseline hormone levels and provide low dose HT prescribed specifically for each patient’s needs. Additionally, Women’s Health America provides yearly testing as well as case management to help the evaluating physician adjust or maintain his or her treatment plan of action.

Q: What quality assurance measures does Women’s Health America take to ensure that the Restore program offers only the highest-quality products?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Quality control is of the utmost importance at Women’s Health America. The pharmacy uses only pharmaceutical grade chemicals, which are examined with infrared technology to ensure chemical purity and molecular identity. Each prescription is then quality checked for drug dosage and accuracy using high performance liquid chromatography.

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Q&A with Marla Ahlgrimm: Saliva Testing for Hormone Imbalance
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Marla Ahlgrimm Marla Ahlgrimm, pharmacist, answers questions about saliva hormone testing and its role in monitoring hormone therapy for menopause and other hormone related disorders.

Q: Can saliva testing diagnose premenstrual syndrome?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Saliva testing may be used to measure a woman’s natural estradiol and progesterone levels at specific times of her menstrual cycle. Using the results of this sensitive test, her doctor may prescribe hormone therapy for a woman experiencing symptoms of PMS.

Q: Is saliva testing beneficial in monitoring hormone variations in perimenopausal or menopausal women?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Saliva testing is an accurate method for measuring hormone levels and can be very useful for women managing symptoms of perimenopause or menopause. Testing helps determine which hormone changes may affect daily life. Saliva testing is useful to doctors who interpret natural hormone levels and are very sensitive to hormone variations. An added benefit of saliva testing is that it can be done at home at specific, prescribed times of the day.
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Marla Ahlgrimm Says “Less Is More” with Hormone Replacement Therapy
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Marla AhlgrimmQ: Simply put, what is hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

Marla Ahlgrimm: HRT is the use of natural or synthetic female hormones to replace the natural hormones that are no longer produced by a woman’s body.

Q: Does it have another name?

Marla Ahlgrimm: It is sometimes referred to as ERT or estrogen replacement therapy, because the first hormone replacement medications were estrogen compounds.

Q: What is the benefit of replacing those hormones?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Many women suffer a multitude of uncomfortable symptoms when they reach menopause and HRT lessens those symptoms.

Q: What are some common symptoms of menopause?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and bleeding, and problems concentrating are the most common complaints.
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Marla Ahlgrimm: PMS Alternative Therapies Q & A
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Marla-Ahlgrimm-PMS3Marla Ahlgrimm is considered a pioneer in women’s health, helping women suffering from premenstrual syndrome since the late 1970s. At the time, Marla Ahlgrimm found that few experts in the field knew how to treat women suffering such symptoms as mood swings and cramps related to their monthly cycles. Marla Ahlgrimm introduced the term “PMS” to the American medical community, helping women around the country. As knowledge of women’s hormones have evolved, Marla Ahlgrimm has found several natural treatments are available that can help women without side effects. Below, Marla Ahlgrimm discusses alternative therapies for premenstrual syndrome.

Q: During PMS, my fingers swell and my clothes feel tight. Is this water retention?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Many people call this water retention, but actually it is believed that it is more a result of water redistribution. Many women simply feel bloated during PMS.

Q: What causes bloating during PMS?

Marla Ahlgrimm: The change in hormone levels during PMS impact the body’s electrolytes, which regulates water in the body’s cells.

Q: At what point during the ovulation cycle does this happen?

Marla Ahlgrimm: This happens on day 14, which is called the luteal phase.
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