Getting a BHRT Specialist on Side Finding a GP who’ll entertain the concept, and can competently apply the application of bioidentical hormone replacement (BHRT) treatment protocols is not as difficult as it once was. More and more doctors are coming on board, particularly in light of recent US and UK findings that conventional HRT, once prescribed to millions of women to ease the immediate symptoms of menopause and to prevent osteoporosis and heart disease, has been found to increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and blood clots. Though we do not make available an international database of individual GPs on this site, we do try to maintain a current.
By now you have undoubtedly heard the news, announced in mid-December, that breast cancer incidence in the US plummeted by a surprising 7 percent, or 14,000 cases, between the years 2002 and 2003. If someone had devised a drug that could lead to such a rapid decline in this dreaded disease there would be statues of that person in every town square. But while no one yet knows for sure what caused this dramatic decline, most experts believe it was due to the fact that women in their thousands decided to shun hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The research that uncovered the sudden drop in breast cancer incidence was carried out.
“Right now I am taking losest dose of prempro and have just started using natural progesterone cream. I want to ween myself off the prempro and wanted to know if it is safe to take the prempro along with the progesterone cream until I can ween myself off. My doctor doesn’t believe in the natural stuff- so wanted to get some feedback. Thank you.” — Gloria Dear Gloria Prempro is made from are a mixture of estrogen hormones called conjugated estrogens, and medroxyprogesterone (the chemically altered ‘artificial counsin’ to bioidentical progesterone). Prempro got a bad wrap coming out of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a study that was abruptly halted.
An article on bioidentical hormones appeared in the LA Times. The article omits important information. In 2003, after the Women’s Health Initiative revealed that Synthetic hormones cause cancer and heart disease, millions of women abandoned the synthetics and switched to bioidenticals. Doctors stopped writing prescriptions for synthetics, resulting in a sudden and massive decline in breast cancer rates. This was omitted from the LA Times article. The article quotes two “hormone experts”, yet fails to disclose their financial ties to the synthetic drug industry. The first synthetic hormone invented in 1938, was DES, (Diethylstilbestrol). This drug was used from the 1940s as an FDA-approved estrogen-replacement therapy. In 1972, the first.
It’s official. Synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is no longer considered ‘safe’ when used long term, and perhaps increases the risk of cancer and heart disease. Links of HRT to breast cancer, stroke and other diseases has caused widespread panic to women on some form of HRT. Back in mid 2002, a US study on the risks of combined estrogen-progestin was called off because of fears for its participants. The trial was cut short after five years because it was found one in 100 women taking the HRT combination suffered health consequences, including breast cancer and heart disease. The US findings could have legal implications for the manufacturers of HRT.