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

Monday, December 13, 2010

Too Many Women Being Prescribed High Dose HRT

Check out this article from Bio-HormoneHealth.com ---- far too many women are being prescribed high doses of synthetic hormones, according to a recent study out of the Stanford School of Medicine. This frustrates me to know end, because with all we know (and if I know it as a lay person, why can't the medical community at large figure it out?) We as consumers need to be proactive---learn all we can about the choices for hormones and challenge doctors who routinely hand out anti-depressants and/or synthetic hormones to combat menopausal symptoms. We have definitive data that shows an increased risk of health issues for women who use synthetic hormones, and as my physician has said more than once "patients at the peri/menopausal transition have a hormone deficiency, not a Prozac deficiency."

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