Testosterone: Use and Pharmaceutical Forms

The original intention of testosterone were the treatment of males who have too little or no natural endogenous testosterone production with hypogonadism. Appropriate use for this purpose is legitimate hormone replacement therapy which maintains serum testosterone levels in the normal range. Many other applications of testosterone includes the following: Infertility Lack of libido Erectile dysfunction […]

Breast Cancer and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Recent findings from a large observational study conducted in Great Britain show that current use – but not past use- of postmenopausal therapy is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer as well as an increased incidence of breast cancer fatalities. This large cohort study1 confirms the findings from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) […]

Skepticism about Hormone Replacement Therapy

In 1993 in an article in Science a group of researchers recommended caution regarding the ever-changing practices of prescribing hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In Britain the so-called Disablement Association of Hillingdon has begun a campaign to increase skepticism about the magical effects of exogenous estrogen, especially in view of heightened susceptibility to thrombo-embolic disorders and […]

Natural vs. Synthetic Estrogenes

Our culture, which sees happiness as something you put in your mouth or inject into your body, no sooner suspected that estrogen, like serotonin, was a magic philter that would restore and maintain equilibrium, health and well-being, than it began clamoring for more and more of it. Synthetic versions were swiftly patented, manufactured and sold. […]

Hormones and Estrogen-Dependent Diseases

In an article in Brainwork J. Kinoshita speculated in the kind of way that inspires drug houses to finance the running of large-scale clinical trials, in this case of the effects of estrogen given in the post menopausal age on the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Elderly women are more prone than men to Alzheimer’s, but […]