Dr. Kent Holtorf is a
leading authority in the field of hormone replacement
therapy, and is also a board examiner for the American
Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAAM). Dr. Holtorf talked
to Sunday Magazine about HRT on February 15, 2009.
Click here to play or download the discussion.
Click here to read Dr. Holtorf’s article about the
benefits of customised Hormone Replacement Therapy.
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exist between human, and synthetic and animal hormones.
In order for a replacement hormone to fully replicate
the function of hormones which were originally naturally
produced and present in the human body, the chemical
structure must exactly match the original. There are
significant differences between hormones that are
natural to humans and synthetic or horse preparations.
Side chains can be added to a naturally-occurring
hormone to create a synthetic drug that can be patented
by a manufacturer. A patented drug can be profitable to
mass produce, and therefore a drug company can afford to
fund research as to the medication's use and
effectiveness. However, naturally-occurring substances
can not be patented, so scientific studies are less
numerous on natural hormones, because medical research
is usually funded by drug companies.
hormones include estrone (E1), estradiol (E2),
progesterone, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA),
and pregnenolone. Our compounding specialists work
together with patients and prescribers to provide
customized hormone therapy that provides the needed
hormones in the most appropriate strength and dosage
form to meet each woman's specific needs. Hormone
replacement therapy should be initiated carefully after
a woman's medical and family history has been reviewed.
Every woman is unique and will respond to therapy in her
own way. Close monitoring and medication adjustments are