A member asked:

I went to a physician today who uses bio identical hormones and vitamins as treatment, anti aging of the internal body and preventative for most illnesses. what are your views on this?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Randy Baker answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Prevention important: One of my main criticisms of western medicine is relatively little effort is spent on prevention. It is much wiser to prevent illness than wait until it appears. Most doctors have little knowledge/training/interest in vitamins and don't focus on prevention, so i approve. If you need hormones, bio-identical are best, but i don't think most people need them routinely; however, this is controversial.

Answered 9/8/2013


Dr. Su Fairchild answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

Good: Sounds like you are in good hands. Just make sure hormone levels are tested by blood or urine prior to starting any hormones and checked every year you are on hormones. Do not start on any hormones unless absolutely needed.

Answered 1/16/2014



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