MODULE III – A METABOLIC & FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO NEUROLOGY
OBJECTIVES
  • Discuss the functions of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA in the body
  • Learn the risks and benefits of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone and melatonin
  • Know the symptoms of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA loss and excess
  • Recognize the hormonal changes that women manifest with aging
  • Learn the average amount of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA that men and women make daily
  • Understand the differences between synthetic and bio-identical hormones
  • Learn the adrenal system and its affects on other sex hormones and hormone replacement
  • Understand basic guidelines for dosing hormones and reasons bio-identical hormone replacement should be considered
  • Monitor treatment, adjust dosages, alleviate side effects of BHRT
  • Understand the risk of over-dosing and under-dosing hormonal therapies
  • Know the interplay between the hormones and their ratios
  • Review case histories and learn prescribing techniques for hormonal therapies
  • Know the physical examination findings present in adrenal dysfunction
  • Learn the laboratory test that aid in the diagnosis of adrenal dysfunction
  • Review information on safe and effective therapies to correct adrenal dysfunction
  • Understand new treatments for DHEA abnormalities
  • Recognize adrenal abnormalities
  • Learn new therapies for abnormal cortisol levels
  • Discuss the safe use of cortisol in patients with hypoadrenalism
  • Understand the impact of stress on the body
  • Understand the physiology of the stress response
  • Differentiate between progesterone and synthetic progestins relating to structure, pharmacologic actions and risks
  • Learn the symptoms and treatment modalities of PMS
  • Learn the definition of PCOS and recognize the symptoms of PCOS
  • Recognize that PCOS puts the patient at risk for the development of other disease processes
  • Learn new therapies to treat PCOS
  • Review the various male hormones and their effect on the body
  • Learn replacement strategies for various male hormone deficiencies
  • Understand the various dosage forms available for testosterone replacement and how to select for each patient
  • Learn causes for male infertility
  • Understand the effect that hormonal balance has on male fertility
  • Find out how lifestyle choices affect fertility in males
  • Learn nutritional therapies for male infertility