Do Healthy Men and Women Need Hormone Therapy?

Shira Miller, M.D.Men, WomenLeave a Comment

The single most important preventive medical therapy for aging men and women may be hormone replacement therapy. Below is my lecture, The Benefits of Hormone Therapy for Men & Women. Click here for POWERPOINT SLIDESHOW Click here for PDF You will learn the differences between bio-identical hormones and foreign/alien hormones, and understand why for most aging adults the benefits of bio-identical … Read More

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Shira Miller, M.D.UncategorizedLeave a Comment

If you have a question for your doctor that you’ve never had a chance to ask, or you’re just not getting a good answer, ask your question here – Scroll down and ask your question in the “Post Comment” section below.  You may ask any question, and it will be answered by me personally, from an Integrative Medicine perspective. – Dr. … Read More

Abstract: HRT is Best Treatment for Osteoporosis

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

Maturitas. 2010 May 21.  Effects of continuous combined hormone replacement therapy and clodronate on bone mineral density in osteoporotic postmenopausal women-A 5-year follow-up. Tuppurainen M, Härmä K, Komulainen M, Kiviniemi V, Kröger H, Honkanen R, Alhava E, Jurvelin J, Saarikoski S. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland; Bone and Cartilage Research Unit, Clinical Research Center, University … Read More

Abstract: Symptoms of Low Testosterone or Hypogonadism

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Men

Int J Clin Pract. 2010 May;64(6):682-96. A practical guide to male hypogonadism in the primary care setting. Dandona P, Rosenberg MT. Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, State University of New York at Buffalo and Kaleida Health, Buffalo, NY, USA. Abstract There is a high prevalence of hypogonadism in the older adult male population and the proportion of older men … Read More

Abstract: Ten Reason to be Happy About Hormone Replacement – A Guide for Patients

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, WomenLeave a Comment

Menopause Int. 2010 Mar;16(1):44-6. Studd J. Ten reasons to be happy about hormone replacement therapy: a guide for patients. London PMS and Menopause Clinic, 46 Wimpole Street, London W1G8SD, UK. Abstract In spite of the negative press reports following the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) publication, women can be reassured that in the correct circumstances, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is … Read More

Premature and Early Menopause Increase Risk of Death

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

Maturitas. 2010 Feb;65(2):161-6. Premature menopause or early menopause: long-term health consequences. Shuster LT, Rhodes DJ, Gostout BS, Grossardt BR, Rocca WA. Womens Health Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To review and summarize current evidence on the health consequences of premature menopause and early menopause. METHODS: We reviewed existing … Read More

Abstract: Clomiphene Citrate and Testosterone Gel for Male Hypogonadism

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Men

J Sex Med. 2010 Jan;7(1 Pt 1):269-76. Epub 2009 Aug 17. Clomiphene citrate and testosterone gel replacement therapy for male hypogonadism: efficacyandtreatment cost. Taylor F, Levine L. Source: Rush University Medical Center-Department of Urology, Chicago, IL, USA. Abstract INTRODUCTION: The efficacy of oral clomiphene citrate (CC) in the treatment of male hypogonadismand male infertility (MI) with low serumtestosterone and normal gonadotropin levels has been reported. AIM: The aim of this article is to evaluate CC … Read More

Abstract: Low Testosterone Is a Cardiovascular Risk Factor

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Men

Int J Impot Res. 2009 Jul-Aug;21(4):261-4. Welcoming low testosterone as a cardiovascular risk factor. Maggio M, Basaria S. Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Parma, Parma, Italy. Abstract Male hypogonadism now has a new spectrum of complications. They are mainly cardiometabolic in nature.  Low serum testosterone levels are a risk factor for diabetes, metabolic syndrome, … Read More

Abstract: Low Testosterone and Mild Depression

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Men

J Clin Psychiatry. 2009 Jul;70(7):1009-16. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of testosterone treatment in hypogonadal older men with subthreshold depression (dysthymia or minor depression).  Shores MM, Kivlahan DR, Sadak TI, Li EJ, Matsumoto AM. Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Wash. 98108, USA. Abstract OBJECTIVE: Hypogonadism and subthreshold depression are common … Read More

Abstract: Bioidentical Hormones are Different and Better

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

Postgrad Med. 2009 Jan;121(1):73-85. The bioidentical hormone debate: are bioidentical hormones (estradiol, estriol, and progesterone) safer or more efficacious than commonly used synthetic versions in hormone replacement therapy? Holtorf K.  Holtorf Medical Group, Inc., Torrance, CA 90505, USA. BACKGROUND: The use of bioidentical hormones, including progesterone, estradiol, and estriol, in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has sparked intense debate. Of special … Read More