Previously, we discussed how patients are taking more medications and experiencing an endless conundrum of health issues. The systemic failure to address the root causes of disease is a huge part of the problem. Along with the proven benefits of a healthy diet, exercise, and stress management, we can greatly improve health outcomes by utilizing another evidence-based strategy: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT.
Patients are Sicker: Are there more effective treatments for chronic disease? Written by Krista Russ From the words of one physician, among many, it is clear that escalating rates of
If you’ve taken any of Worldlink Medical’s CME courses with Dr. Neal Rouzier, you’ve learned about the hornet’s nest of controversy over prescribing hormones to women in menopause that’s been stirred up over the past two decades. You may be familiar with the landmark 2002 study, The Women’s Health Initiative but you may be a little confused on the results and actual implications of the study results vs what the media reports.
Have you experienced the frustration of a patient who never seems to get better?
You’ve diagnosed them with insulin resistance or even full-blown Type II Diabetes. You’ve counseled them on changing her diet. You’ve prescribed metformin to reduce glucose production in the liver. But on the next visit, their fasting blood glucose hasn’t changed or is even a bit higher. Their hemoglobin A1C isn’t budging. They lost a couple of pounds early on, but gained it back after a few weeks.
You’ve asked her how they are doing with changing the way they eat and they say, “I’m trying.”
Worst of all, your patient is clearly feeling discouraged. They are ready to give up. “What’s the use?”
If you’ve ever experienced this scenario, you’re not alone. This frustration comes up all the time in our discussions with providers at our BHRT Workshop Series.