Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Men Should Be Tested Beforehand Too

From The Los Angeles Times:

"It still is shocking to me how many (female)patients I see that are placed on hormone replacement (especially estrogen) without ever being tested by their doctor first. I would recommend if you are thinking about hormone replacement, have your doctor check your levels, and especially the ratio of estrogen to progesterone. Many of the symptoms experienced during peri-menopause can be due to having too much estrogen (estrogen dominance) rather than too little. Supplementing without testing can make matters worse rather than better. Doctors should not prescribe blindly."

Lakeshore Wellness Center: Natural Medicine, Bioidentical Hormones and Acupuncture in Chicago.


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