Dr. Emdur shares if hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a beneficial choice for all women.
Well, hormone therapy is a complicated question. Everybody is different and it really depends where you are in your life cycle. What we do know is that after age 30 all our hormones are decreasing except cortisol and if you are a woman, as your estrogen levels drop you go into perimenopause and menopause. Estrogen does a lot of things in the body. In fact, it does 400 different biological properties that it’s involved with.
So if your estrogen levels are low, you know, you are not going to be able to think clearly. You are more prone to fractures. Your skin is going to wrinkle. Your energy level is going to go down. Your metabolism is going to go down. So, if you are having those symptoms, probably you will need some hormone replacement therapy.
About Dr. Emdur, D.O, Ph.D.:
Dr. Emdur is a board certified Internist/Pulmonologist (American Board Of Internal Medicine) and recognized by his peers as a Diplomate in the American College of Chest Physicians since 1996. He did his medicine and pulmonary training at the Cleveland Clinic (1979-1984) and has practiced both hospital based and office based pulmonary medicine in San Diego since 1984. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh (1975) an MBA from California State University (1998) and is board certified as a Diplomate and Advanced Fellow in anti-aging medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He also is a clinical faculty member at Western University of Health Science in California where he teaches medical students.