Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New Research Suggest BHRT More Effective, Less Risky Than Synthetic HRT

New Research Reveals Bioidentical Hormones to be At Least as Effective as Synthetic HRT, and Much Safer

By: Peter Egan (Jr.) and Dr. Pamela Egan

New research by an already highly acclaimed doctor and medical scientist has shown Bioidentical Hormones to be At Least as Effective as Synthetic HRT, while posing far fewer risks. This according to research conducted by doctor and medical scientist Dr. Pamela Egan of the EGAN Wellness and Anti-Aging Clinic and the EGAN Skin Care and Med Spa.

Dr. Egan's research has raised new questions about the way menopausal women are treated for symptoms associated with menopause. Notably, while bioidentical hormones achieved the same or better results in terms of symptom relief and restoration of overall health, patients who used synthetic hormones throughout the trial ended up with a litany of unwanted side effects, in particular excessive amounts of estradiol, a form of estrogen that is harmful to the human body and has been linked to breast, uterine and ovarian cancers (as well as other cancers) in women.[1]

It (estrone/estrodiol) prostate cancer in men who have abnormally high estradiol levels. Bodybuilders and athletes commonly experience this with age as excessive free testosterone is converted by the male body into estrone and then estradiol. Men with low testosterone but high estrogen levels are also considered to be a high-risk group.[2] Ironically, it is the men with the highest testosterone levels who have the highest probability of developing gender-specific cancer (prostate) resulting in part from the excess testosterone being converted into excessive amounts of a women's hormone with its share of negative side effects.[3]

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy - Covington, LA
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

The research has been presented to the medical sciences center at Southeastern Louisiana University, and is awaiting publication in one of the major trade journals for doctors and medical science. Once an agreement with a publication has been reached and the actual research along with its various components published, this article as well as the article appearing on Dr. Egan's website will be updated to reflect that by linking to the official debut of the research documentation.

While the clinical trial focused on the outcomes as each respective type of hormone (bioidentical or synthetic) on menopausal women, there has been ample research showing that the same may be true for men as well.[4] While obviously, men aren't going to request a doctor's prescription for synthetic women's hormones (at least not for medical reasons, perhaps for cosmetic reasons, but that's not really relevant); if men's testosterone levels get to be too high the body converts it into the same toxic form of estrogen that has been and is still being used in Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat menopausal women, and often times illicit use of testosterone products (like anabolic steroids) and adaptogens (over the counter substances believed to increase testosterone in men or improve physical performance i one way or another) is what leads to excessive female hormones in men. These excessive female hormones can lead to prostate cancer, heart disease and other ailments.[5]


[1] "... numerous studies demonstrate excess estrogen can cause breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers (all of which are considered estrogen dependent cancers), cervical dysplasia (a precancerous condition characterized by abnormal changes to cervical tissues), and even contribute to menopausal symptoms." Source: Naturopathic.org

[2] "Since men lack this female anatomy, they need to produce estrogen through a process involving an enzyme called aromatase that transforms testosterone into estradiol." - Source: Life Extension

[3] "The reason you see symptoms like shrunken testicles and breast enlargement is because a lot of excess testosterone is converted to the female hormone estrogen,” Drincic says." - Source: EveryDayHealth

[4] Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testes in men and, in smaller amounts, by the ovaries in women. There can be positive effects from slightly elevated testosterone levels in men, or there can be negative effect from testosterone levels that are extremely high. Source: LiveStrong

[5] How too much testosterone can lead to prostate cancer in men. Prostate.net

Dr. Pamela Egan is a primary care doctor in Covington, Louisiana whose specialties include being well over a decade ahead of the curve with regard to bioidentical hormones used in hormone replacement therapy compared with synthetic HRT; and closer to 20-25 years ahead of medical science when she broke the story that vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol - the form of vitamin D molecularly identical to vitamin D absorbed from sunlight) was vastly superior to what until the article was published was the standard bearer of vitamin D supplements in vitamin D2, also known as ergocalciferol. D2/ergocalciferol are synthetic and not bioavailable like vitamin D3.

Dr. Egan's was the first to address the subject (of D2 vs D3), and is now among the world's most plagiarized articles as a result. Even well known internet doctors like Dr. Oz and Dr. Mercola (along with every major health site) have regularly plagiariazed Dr. Egan's work.

Because of Dr. Egan's research and articles on vitamin D3 and the manner in which they revolutionized the supplement industry such that D3 is virtually all that's still being made, and D2 has become difficult to find in stores or online. This author expects this research involving BHRT to Synthetic HRT to have a similar impact in time. Once word spreads that someone actually researched the topic and found that the results did not match the medical consensus opinion, smart physicians will accept and embrace the science while less intelligent doctors will argue the validity of the research for any number of ulterior motives at which we can only speculate.

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