Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural and safe method for treating hormone imbalances in men and women, and has been linked to relief of depression, improved sex drive, restoration of sleep patterns, and other positive health benefits, including a lower risk for heart disease in men.
Earlier this year on January 29, a peer-reviewed medical journal known as PLoS One published a study that stated that testosterone therapy was linked to a higher risk for heart attack in men. Although the story made national headlines, the study was found to be inconclusive, inaccurate, and misleading — especially since the study evaluated synthetic hormone treatments, and did not take into account bioidentical hormone therapy.
Gary Donovitz, MD — the founder and president of natural hormone company BioTE Medical — states that such studies can be harmful to the public, especially since the PLoS One study did not take into account the men’s pre-existing health conditions. Men and women who currently take bioidentical hormone treatments should keep in mind that the study only revealed the dangers of synthetic hormone use – and neglected to include BHRT in the study.
Dr. Donovitz also pointed out that the PLoS One study did not mention or take into consideration any of the previous studies that have proven the safety and efficacy of BHRT. According to a number of controlled medical studies, natural testosterone pellet therapy can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and prostate cancer.
Rock Creek Wellness currently offers BHRT in the form of pellet testosterone therapy for men, which is ideal for men who want the benefits of a natural hormone without the drawbacks of a synthetic. Contact us today to learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy and schedule a free consultation.