Dr. Heward explains how a woman can advocate for her health when her doctor does not support hormone replacement therapy/HRT.
If your doctor doesn’t support hormone replacement therapy you need to get another doctor to help you with the hormone replacement therapy. It’s very unlikely that you’re going to be able to bring your physician over the learning curve on hormone replacement therapy to the point where they’re willing to work with you in a way that you need in order to get it right.
So the best way is to find another doc who is really knowledgeable about it and have that physician help you and then stay in touch, maybe even put the two physicians in touch with each other so that the two of them together can help you navigate this process properly. You don’t want to give up a lifelong family doc, but if they’re not prepared or willing to help you solve this problem, then you need to find somebody who is, and that’s not necessarily easy.
About Dr. Heward, Ph.D:
Dr. Christopher B. Heward is past-President of Kronos Science Laboratory. His primary responsibility was providing scientific and technical leadership for all laboratory activities. He oversaw the development and implementation of the clinical laboratory testing program; assisted in designing and refining both internally and externally sponsored clinical studies; directed and coordinated diagnostic product research and development; administered laboratory and patient databases; was principal investigator for the Kronos Longitudinal Aging Study (KLAS); and communicated Kronos’ discoveries and advances to lay and scientific audiences via presentations and publications. Dr. Heward’s research interests included healthy aging, endocrinology, oxidative stress, Alzheimer’s disease, prion disease (TSE) and menopause. Dr. Heward attended the University of Arizona and received a Bachelor of Arts degrees from both the Department of Psychology and the Department of Chemistry, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Biology. He earned his PhD from the Department of Biology in 1981.
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