Bioidentical Hormones Superior to Synthetic According to New Research
New Research Shows Bioidentical Hormones Safer Than Synthetic
By: Dr. Pam Egan, DNP, CDE of Covington, LA
Bioidentical hornones are hormones (or the use thereof in hormone therapy) that are identical on a molecular level with endogenous hormones in hormone replacement therapy. In essence they are identical to the natural hormones produced within the human body.
Some doctors use them exclusively in providing patients with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Some, like Dr. Egan, encourage bioidentical, explain the risks and benefits of each (bioidentical versus synthetic hormones used in HRT) and allow the patient to make their own decision in the event they have a strong preference that in their minds overrides their doctor’s advice.
Synthetic HRT has been shown to help relieve menopause symptoms in women and elevate make hormone levels that have dipped in age in men as they age such that the man’s levels falls within ranges defined by medical science as being “normal.” If normal ranges are exceeded, the doctor should adjust the dosage of the hormone being administered. This is true be it testosterone, a form of estrogen, DHEA, progesterone, or vitamin D, which acts like a hormone and has been linked scientifically to testosterone levels in men (men with higher vitamin D had higher testosterone on average in the study).
The (now, pending further research) fact that bioidentical hormones are superior to synthetic hormones, at least in women has rendered statements like this one I pulled from Wikipedia false and obsolete.
Custom-compounded BHRT is a practice almost wholly restricted to the United States. BHRT is a form of alternative medicine, and has been promoted as a panacea for many diseases in addition to being a means of relieving the symptoms of menopause and/or reducing the risk of osteoporosis (historically, the goals of hormone replacement therapy in allopathic medicine). There is little evidence to support many of these claims; the hormones are expected to have the same risks and benefits of comparable approved drugs for which there is an evidence base and extensive research and regulation. The exception is progesterone, which may have an improved safety profile than artificial progestogens, though direct comparisons with progestins have not been made. Risks associated with the process of compounding bioidentical hormones are not clearly understood. In addition, the accuracy and efficacy of saliva testing has not been definitively proven, and the long-term effects of using blood testing to reach target levels of hormones have not been researched.”
Dr. Egan’s research showed that BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) in menopausal women DO NOT carry the same risks and have as much or more benefit than the synthetic variety. Make note of this date and Google the topic. [Editor’s note: Within 12-18 months, every online health population will have an article announcing “new” findings when in reality Dr. Egan was the first to even study it, much less arrive at a data-driven conclusion. Some of her other groundbreaking research and article topics that many medical professionals were afraid to go against the accepted group-think in private conversations, much less study topics into which little is known yet medial science has already deemed entirely safe based on assumptions.]
However, at least in women and synthetic estrogen and estro-related hormones, the synthetic form produced adverse health effects not present in the women being administered bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This according to Dr. Pamela Egan, DNP, CDE, who recently finished presenting her findings to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and Board of Medicine. The clinical trial, its abstract and whatever related data is available will be published on Dr. Egan’s website once whichever clinical publication first publishes Egan’s findings’ right to publish exclusively expires. Until then, once it is presented to a medical journal, we know which month’s addition will contain the findings, we will post a link to the study on the website of the medical journal once Dr. Egan has determined which publication would have the most appropriate demographic to serve such content.
In the above video, Dr. Egan goes into detail about her groundbreaking research into bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. That said, obviously trying to describe a Emulti-year study in five minutes will result in some fairly important details will be overlooked. We’ll post a link to Dr. Egan’s site as well as to this description once the clinical trial has been formally published.
Dr. Egan doesn’t adhere to group-think largely determined by the opinion of peers, and which can form on a number of different bases. She refrains from forming an opinion about topics which have not been researched, and will not make a recommendation unless she’s 100% sure she’s right. The fact that on numerous occasions she’s been over a decade ahead of her peers and medical science in general is so astounding it’s almost surreal. At one point she was threatened by some bureaucrat from the government over a claim made on her website which she hadn’t even written much less read. The author typed what he believed to be true, and it’s easy to see how an entry-level employee could foresee the obvious conclusion and speak of it as though it were fact as opposed to her theory (whereas Dr. Pamela Egan wouldn’t state as fact anything she couldn’t support as fact, even if she knew it to be true). The funny thing is, the wording that nearly got her into trouble turned out to not only be true, but to be scientifically determined to be so in a study on which she was the lead researcher.
Dr. Pamela Egan – DNP, CDE
EGAN Wellness & Anti-Aging Clinic and EGAN Skin Care & Med Spa
1116 W. 21st Ave.
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 892-3031 – Office Phone
(985) 892-9504 – Fax
More BHRT Related Articles:
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- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT & BHRT) – Covington, LA
- Bioidentical vs. Synthetic Hormones
- Hormone Balance Essential to Anti-Aging
- When is Hormone Replacement Therapy Appropriate?
- Menopause Symptoms: Bioidentical Hormones or Synthetic Hormones
- HRT for Menopause
- Some hormones may help reduce the risk of cancer
- Marketing of natural hormones may be deceiving
- Hormones, Menopause and Weight Gain in Women
- Hormone Therapy: Women Should Seek Out Well-Versed Practitioners