How much experience does your doctor have in hormone replacement?
Dr. Maupin has been primarily focused on Hormone Replacement in her practice of Medicine for nearly fourteen years. In the beginning she was accused of quackery by other physicians. Fourteen years ago many doctors were afraid of the hormone replacement movement, in part because of the warnings that had arisen out of the Women’s Health Initiative study in 2002. At that time the study was in progress many women and their doctors were turning to the treatment of replacing hormones as a miracle treatment for aging women. The WHI study was cut short because they encountered frightening data regarding the development of breast cancer in women who were in the study. Rather than complete the study, evaluate the results, and then present them, the authors of the study panicked and announced that hormone replacement, especially of estrogen, could cause breast cancer and increase the risk of death.
Dr. Maupin did not believe the science that was available to see at that time from the study. She had her own experience and that of her patients to use to evaluate the degree of risk, especially for the development of Breast Cancer. She continued to practice hormone replacement therapy with estrogen and progesterone and testosterone and thyroid and other hormones. Her belief then and now was that our bodies make these hormones when we are young and begin to stop making them as we age. Her thought and that of similar doctors engaged in hormone replacement treatments was that if one could restore the young healthy normal balances of hormones then one could avoid all together or could heal many of the illnesses of aging that led to a loss of independence and to fragility and limitation that caused their final years to be considerably more difficult and limited than necessary.
In the early years, Dr. Maupin was criticized by many doctors as being unrealistic and improperly focused in her treatment planning. However as time passed the medical community and the research doctors and scientists came out with a stinging critique of the WHI study and completely rejected their conclusions. These doctors began to say that hormone replacement therapy is not going to lead to increased risks of Cancers or heart disease or death. Now many of the doctors who used to criticize Dr. Maupin send their wives and their patients to her for her treatment of hormone replacement.
Dr. Maupin has written the seminal work on female hormone replacement. It is called the Secret Female Hormone. People from many areas of the United States and from foreign countries are now contacting her for advice regarding hormone replacement therapy. In fact now it is becoming more common for doctors who have not studied this field or had any specialized training in hormone replacement treatment, to open clinics for the mass production of hormone replacement.
We believe that this is dangerous and can become a public health issue. Doctors need to know the science and they need to know the way to do the pellet insertions. If they have not had some training (qualified) and do not know what is involved in treating complications and in establishing the correct dose what they are doing is dangerous to the patient. Make sure that your doctor has knowledge and training if he or she is going to replace your hormone balance lost through the aging process.
Many of the physicians who have not obtained the correct training often send their patients who have received hormone replacement to other doctors to take care of the problems that can arise if you do not know what you are doing. These other doctors resent having to take care of problems caused by other doctors who do not know what they are doing. If a physician does not know how you have been treated, and what dose you have received, then they do not immediately know what to do to correct the problem from which you are suffering.
Listen to our Healthcast to learn more about this burgeoning issue in the treatment of hormone replacement in many communities.
This Health cast was written and presented by Dr. Kathy Maupin, M.D., Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Expert and Author, with Brett Newcomb, MA., LPC., Family Counselor, Presenter and Author. www.BioBalanceHealth.com.