POSTED: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 UPDATED: 12:55 pm CDT May 20, 2009
SAN ANTONIO -- Many medical doctors don't like them. Pharmaceutical companies don't like them and the Food and Drug Administration doesn't approve them.
So with that much opposition to bioidentical hormones, it's a wonder anyone would ever use them, but they do, and some women swear by them. Five months since starting bioidentical hormone therapy, Penny Phillips said she is 45 pounds lighter, happier, and weaning off the antidepressants she's been taking for decades. Click here to read the rest of the story... (including my comment in the comments section!)
This story is from a San Antonio, TX television station. There is also a short video to watch. I'm sharing with my blog readers to increase awareness of how divided the medical community is about BHRT.....some doctors are advocates and routinely use it in their practices, some think it "might be ok" but have no idea how to prescribe it, and some will laugh patients right out of their offices and think it's just a scam. Makes it tough for those of us who need it to get proper care. It is getting (slowly) better, I feel like we've come a distance in the three years I've been on it, but there is a long, long way to go to educate women and their doctors (it's sort of the can you teach an old dog new tricks!) Have a great day, everyone, it's going to be hot here in Charlotte, NC---92 degrees! I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely month!