Podcast viewer ask what to tell her doctor about treating hormonal imbalance with bioidentical hormones
In this episode of the BioBalance Healthcast, Brett Newcomb and I respond to some questions we received from podcasts viewer about treating hormonal imbalance with bioidentical hormones. We’re taking this opportunity because we want to encourage others who have questions or comments about our shows to write to us at DrKathyMaupin.com. We are very interested in what our viewers have to say. One of the points we always try to make is that being an informed consumer and being an active participant in your own health decisions is critical to being healthy and living a high quality and healthy life at any age, by replacing your hormones.
I know that my problems are due to not being able to find balance! I’m hoping to learn from your knowledge how I can best describe my symptoms to my doctor to help him determine what dose of pellets I need to finally feel normal again.
This episode of the BioBalance Healthcast answers specific questions included in a comment submitted to our podcast titled, “Side Effects of Estrogen Replacement Part 1”. The viewer indicated that she had just begun to take pellets for hormone replacement and she felt “half-way better,” and asked for our advice as to how to direct her physician so she could completely resolve all of her symptoms. She said that she has been suffering for years and that her family and her physicians thought she was depressed and suffered from anxiety attacks, but the timing coincided with her menopause. She tried other bio-identical hormones which made her worse, until pellets. She was about to give up and then heard our symptoms of estradiol and testosterone deficiency podcasts, and sought out a doctor who provided pellets. We have never met, but she wrote to show her appreciation.
Our podcasts have allowed her to find the information she needed to take select a physician and to discuss what she needed. She is now on her second round of pellet replacement and has hope that she never had before. She is feeling better, is having fewer issues with depression and anxiety, and her original symptoms are beginning to recede. She asked for more direction and we happily complied.
We dedicated this podcast to sharing one viewer’s story and her enthusiasm for her own progress, and also to encourage you to participate in our online community: on my blog, in Facebook and on Twitter. We welcome questions and comments about all our podcasts.