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Interesting article.   I know its all about woman, but some interesting comments in here, and it made me wonder how much of what we are struggling with, with our doctors is because of this historical perspective.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/What-are-bioidentical-hormones.htm

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Interesting article.   I know its all about woman, but some interesting comments in here, and it made me wonder how much of what we are struggling with, with our doctors is because of this historical perspective.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/What-are-bioidentical-hormones.htm

Well, that article was interesting, but seemed like a hodge podge of meandering thoughts.  I couldn't tell where the author was headed or what point he/she was trying to make.

One thing that I think is very naive that was presented in the article is this thought:  "What is the real difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical?  Is there really a difference?" 

Well, anyone who has read about the synthetic steroids in men knows there's a mile of difference.  Liver damage, less anabolism, weird side effects - the list goes on and on.  Contrast that with bioidentical testosterone which has done very well in the studies if administered reasonably.  I just don't see why Western medicine continues to think they can make synthetic pharmaceuticals w/o side effects.  It's just a very foolish philosophy and one of the reasons so many people have turned to alternative medical strategies.

But where were you headed?
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No,  I think you got it.   The poin was that there were all of these bad things that occured with sythetic hormones with womans HRT early on and are some docs and possibly even the endocrinology society still jaded about any and all HRT because of that.

There just doesnt seem to be much logic or good science to say BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a bad thing when medically indicated based on symptoms and I am trying to understand where the boas originated.

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No,  I think you got it.   The poin was that there were all of these bad things that occured with sythetic hormones with womans HRT early on and are some docs and possibly even the endocrinology society still jaded about any and all HRT because of that.

There just doesnt seem to be much logic or good science to say BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a bad thing when medically indicated based on symptoms and I am trying to understand where the boas originated.

Yes, I think the bias also comes from the association with the steroid community.  And a third bias is just cost.  They consider this a "lifestyle" issue and not a true medical issue.  This is very short-sighted though since it's a risk factor for so many nasty medical conditions. 

Plus, is a hypogonadal male going to be a positive contributor to society and on his job?  Probably not.  He's just limping - no pun intended - along and hanging on day to day.  So I think there is a big societal cost for non-treatment.  Guys on HRT who take good care of themself with diet and exercise can usually gain another few decades of productivity imo...
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https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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