Doctors often learn as much from their clients as clients learn from their doctors. One of the many times this has happened to me was in the early 1980s, when a woman suffering symptoms of menopause reminded me that she wasn’t a horse, and that she’d prefer to replace her disappearing hormones with the exact same molecules that menopause had mostly taken away, and not horse hormone molecules. That stimulated me to put together what turned out to be the very first comprehensive “bio-identical hormone replacement therapy” (BHRT) program here in North America. The bio-identical hormones included were estradiol, estriol, estrone (for technical reasons, this third estrogen not used as much anymore) along with progesterone, DHEA, testosterone, and thyroid.
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