Michael Platt
Why there is so much variation with doctors in regards to dosage and timing and for how long when it comes to progesterone?

Why there is so much variation with doctors in regards to dosage and timing and for how long when it comes to progesterone?

Q. A member in one of the facebook groups I follow regarding bio-identical hormones asked why there is so much variation with doctors in regards to dosage and timing and for how long when it comes to progesterone.  They cited a page from Dr. Lee's Hormone Balance Made Simple book.  This is what she highlighted seeking clarification from the group,  I thought it might be best to ask you your thoughts.  Thank you! "We have heard tales of healthcare professionals and pharmacists recommending a 100mg daily dosage of progesterone cream.  This type of medical mismanagement is guaranteed to cause not...

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Michael Platt
BC Pills Cause Tumor Growth?

BC Pills Cause Tumor Growth?

Hey Doc, I am wondering if birth control can cause tumor growth. My 16-year-old niece had a schwannoma tumor removed two years ago. There was a small piece left connected to spine. they monitor it and no growth until recently. Found out she had started taking birth control pills and wondering if this could have caused it.Julie __________________________________________________________________________ Dear Julie, An interesting question. BC pills are known to increase certain brain tumors such as gliomas. Schwann cells produce myelin which is how nerves communicate. Progesterone is the strongest stimulant to the production of myelin, so needless to say Schwann cells...

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