Dr. Samuel Becker
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
12 years experience male
"Very often people go through life and slowly lose the ability to function. One day they cannot walk, constantly feel sad, have a poverty of thought, are easily confused, weak, fragile, and not able to have restorative sleep, and are incontinent... that's normal aging! There is a time in life for starting hormone replacement therapy, and starting it sooner is more effective than later."--Samuel M Becker, M.D. Hormones decline with age. Hormone dysregulation is common. Dysregulation leads to hormones not being balanced. This happens in grumpy men and women. The perimenopausal stage and PMS symptoms are caused by hormones not being balanced. Although it is possible to not have hot flashes with menopause, it doesn't mean there isn't hormone dysregulation. Weight gain increased with age is a dysregulation. Optimal bio-identical hormone replacement therapy involves evaluating symptoms, measuring blood levels, not ignoring symptoms, not passively waiting for disease, and replacing deficiencies. Anything else, is a sure way to develop age related functional decline. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, nutraceuticals, exercise and correcting nutritional deficiencies is life enhancing. Estrogen, thyroid hormone, progesterone, dhea, cortisol, testosterone, insulin and other hormones do not cause cancer. Observational studies are different then causation studies. Remember, just because the rooster crows, it doesn't make the sun rise. Obese people tend to have higher estrogen and incidences of cancer. Estrogen doesn't make one obese! Estrogen does not cause cancer! Estrogen is an innocent bystander of this metabolic inflammatory state. Progestin is not progesterone. Premarin is not only estradiol. Much of the information framing the publics perception about hormones is derived from conflicting conclusions, from different summaries, of poorly designed studies leading to massive disinformation. www.OlympusRejuvenationCenter.com
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United States: Florida, Texas
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Timing = absorption: it is usually advised to take Thyroid medication on an empty stomach in the morning and 30 min. prior to anything other than water. There is thyroid medication that absorbs well even with food. Timing of using thyroid is important and can be individualized.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Adrenal hormone: It converts to other hormones, like estrogen and testosterone. Multiple studies show that older people with higher levels exhibit better health then those with low levels. It can increase acne. It has been shown to have good effects on those with pain and is being investigated for use in lupus patients. It can raise testosterone in women but not much in men.
A 40-year-old member asked:
T3 (liothyronine) and T4: t3 (liothyronine) thyroid is active thyroid. T4 thyroid converts to t3 (liothyronine). T3 (liothyronine) gets metabolized fast. High t3 (liothyronine) will suppress tsh. TSH stimulates the thyroid to make t4 and t3 (liothyronine). For some people armour thyroid is good. For some it has a little too much t3 (liothyronine). There is medicine that is all t3 (liothyronine) and all t4. I like armour thyroid. T4 is popular.
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Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles
UAB Semla Family Medicine