So What IS The Truth About HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)
With Dr. Tori Hudson

September 18, 2009

Many of you are wondering about hormone replacement therapy and have all kinds of questions. I can really appreciate that because there really are lots of questions to ask and lots of questions to be answered. We want to try to address all of the different kinds of hormones that are available, the different dosing issues, combinations of hormones, delivery methods of hormones, and some pros and cons and benefits and risks of hormones. That is kind of the territory at which I think most all the questions lie.

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So What IS The Truth About HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) - Part II
With Dr. Tori Hudson

December 3, 2009

Let's go back to delivery methods. We have these different kinds of hormones: semi-synthetic, synthetic, bioidentical, (bioidentical from a pharmaceutical company, or bioidentical from a compounding pharmacy.) That is one little clarification we should articulate again here because those are both the same and different. Pharmaceutical companies have a few select bioidentical hormones. There is Estradiol by itself, it comes either generic or Estrace in a pill, or we have the estrogen-only patches which are actually bioidentical estradiol. Vivelle and Climara and Menostar are examples of those. And then we have a bioidentical cream called Estrace cream. Those are all actually made by pharmaceutical companies. But the pharmaceutical companies only make available a small handful of doses and very select methods of delivery. Also with the pharmaceutical company comes their patented preservative, or binder, or filler or adhesive, because, you can not actually patent the bio-identical hormone itself. So you have to patent something special that you do to that hormone. We are left with the limitations of the pharmaceutical company bioidentical hormones in dosing, combinations delivery methods.

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HRT Info - Transcript from "Blitzed by Menopause" DVD
With Dr. Tori Hudson

Click here for Downloadable PDF - April 3, 2009