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Progesterone

HRT: They Still Don’t Get It

October 6th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Menopause/Andropause|Tags: , , , |

The latest study on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) was released at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society. Their findings were as follows: there was no indication of any adverse cardiovascular effects, and that HRT should be used in women only to try and relieve menopausal symptoms. This study utilized two different types of estrogen. One was a low dose of Premarin, and the other was Estrace given as a patch. In both cases, they utilized a bio-identical progesterone preparation which was an improvement over the synthetic progestin that was used in the WHI study. However, they [...]

Book review

September 14th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Menopause/Andropause, Breast Cancer Prevention, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

A number of readers have asked if I could describe more details about my book. The following is a review written by an excellent compounding pharmacist associated with Reed's Pharmacy in Tuscon, Az. The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones                                                       Michael E. Platt, M.D. This book has it all! From menopause to andropause, children to adults, breast cancer to prostate cancer, and much more. Dr. Platt is a physician who understands the importance of achieving hormone balance in relation to the quality of life, aging, illness, weight management and optimum health. His book is easy to read and filled with [...]

Hormone Testing: Blood Test or Saliva?

February 13th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormone Testing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

When I was practicing medicine, I had the option of suggesting a number of possible ways to test hormone levels in patients. Each had their own advantages and disadvantages. I will be discussing each, with no relationship to preference. Saliva testing is a popular method utilized by many practitioners. After receiving the kit, it has the advantage of being a test done at home. Depending on the tests being ordered, up to four specimens are submitted obtained at various times during the day. My own feeling is that it may be a useful kind of test from hormone screening [...]

Progesterone: A Very Special Hormone/ Medicine is Big Business

January 30th, 2012|Categories: Menopause/Andropause, Breast Cancer Prevention, Excessive Adrenaline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Michael E. Platt, M.D. It is surprising how little the medical community knows about progesterone, especially the consequences of a progesterone deficiency. In many cases, these consequences can be prevented with the use of natural progesterone replacement. It is fairly easy to diagnose women with low progesterone levels because these women are the ones who have PMS, severe menstrual cramps, headaches with their periods, and breast tenderness. They will be estrogen-dominant and very often will wind up with complications such as fibroids in the uterus and fibrocystic disease of the breast. A recent article in the British medical journal, [...]