New HRT Guidelines from the British Menopause Society

| August 10, 2013

The British Menopause Society (BMS) and Women’s Health Concern has issued updated guidelines on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to clarify its use, benefits and risks.  The new recommendations were published online May 24 and in the June print issue of Menopause International. Lead author Nick Panay, BMS chair states  “Our aim is to provide helpful […]

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Breast Cancer and Hormone Replacement Therapy; is there really a Link or is hormone replacement saving lives?

| July 21, 2013

Breast Cancer and HRT; is there really a Link? There are some fascinating findings coming out in research lately.  The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care published a 13 section article called ‘Does Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Cause Breast Cancer?’  An Application of Causal Principles to Three Studies in which the authors examine […]

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Can osteoporosis be reversed without meds?

| December 14, 2011

Do patients with osteoporosis need medication or can they reverse osteoporosis without bisphosphonates?  Prior to this class of medication, bioidentical hormone, weight bearing exercise and calcium as the ‘big 3’ were able to completely reverse bone loss and return osteoporotic bones back to normal bone density.  So are bisphosphonates really needed?  The controversy surrounding all […]

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What are Bioidentical Hormones?

| December 14, 2011

There are many ‘explanations’ of bioidentical hormones; it sounds like a simple answer.  However, there are a few pitfalls out there.   There are hormone formulations that are called ‘natural’ vs bioidentical; they may have an animal based formulation but may not have a human based chemical formula similar to what the human female ovary would make.  The […]

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