"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Doctors Persist On Prescribing High-dose Menopausal Hormone Therapy

A couple things to take away from this article in MedicalNewsToday.com... Number one, the hormones being discussed in this article are synthetic hormones (Premarin, Prempro), the ones used in the Women's Health Initiative study in 2002. High or low doses, bioidentical hormone therapy is absolutely preferable to synthetic hormones, and there are a ton of studies out there to prove it. Secondly, this is a clear example of an all too common physician mind set ---- if this is the way we did it in medical school, this is the way we do it 20, 30 years later.

I still remain steadfast that we will look back on this in another 10-15 years and wonder why bioidentical hormones were so controversial --- my heartfelt wish is that they will be common place and we will hear no more about synthetic/monster hormones like Premarin and Prempro. We will see that BHRT is not just for hot flashes, it's about optimizing to the greatest extent possible overall health and vitality, as we know that hormones affect every system in the body.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone---good grief, it snowed yesterday here in Charlotte (ugh!). It's cold but pretty sunny this morning. I have a busy day ahead--lunch and movies with friends (we are going to see Burlesque), and then this evening I will be at a 60th birthday party for one of my other good friends. Whatever you do, be safe, be healthy!

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