Dr. Richard Shames


For those who might feel ambivalent about their present doctors, we have provided a questionnaire. We hope it helps you reflect on what to look for in your caregivers, and how to move ahead wisely in choosing the best doctors for you.

1.  Is your doctor courteous to you, and supportive in general?

This article discusses some of the effects of menopause and ways a woman should protect her sleep, emotions, skin, bones, diet, and the choices for using hormones.   

Women go through anywhere from five to fifteen years of menopause. These years are especially hard on your body, mind, and lifestyle. When a woman's body naturally begins making and releasing fewer eggs, it also signals her body chemistry to release fewer hormones.

Hormones regulate the activity of cells and tissues in various organs of the body. The balance of hormones produced by your body is essential to good health and a feeling of well-being.

In women, various sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and other hormones like cortisol, and DHEA, exert powerful effects throughout life.

Knowing the function of your hormones is a step to creating hormone balance.

It is common knowledge that acne is caused by oily skin but few people know what causes that shine on your face and especially the T-zone. The oil is due to high levels of a hormone named androgen. However, since a normal secretion of androgen gives a healthy skin, therefore it cannot be completely done away with either.

The hormones are most actively produced during puberty, hence the oily skin and acne. Now the question that arises is how to balance one's hormones to help with acne.