Saturday, July 18, 2009
Bioidentical Hormones Helping With Menopause
We're starting to see the same kind of hype for bioidenticals that we've been seeing for menopause supplements for several years. I followed a news report on Google and found an interview with a doctor who uses "pellets" that are inserted under a woman's skin and which releases hormones gradually. Ok, fine. I've read about these and have had many women who swear by this treatment. But what bothers me is hearing a doctor make these kind of claims:
"If taken appropriately in the right doses at the right time bioidentical hormones can help prevent things like osteoporosis, heart disease, number one killer in menopausal women colon cancer they've to decrease incidents of Alzheimer's disease." Fronstin said he uses pellets versus creams because they allow for a constant release of hormones. Both patients told us since having the pellets injected they feel like they're in their 20's again.
Hmmmm....BOTH patients feel like they're in their 20's again? Puhleeeze! Sounds like the sales pitch 30 or 40 years ago when they were trying to push hormones as the fountain of youth for every woman. Now they're including the men too. Sure, why not expand the market? We do know that testosterone levels get low as men age and that they have many related problems, but the guy in this video was saying it helped him paint more houses????!!!! Give me a break!
What do you think about the way companies are "hawking" products and drugs to menopausal women? I want to hear your comments.