Oct 20, 2019
In this week's interview, I had the chance to chat with Dr. Tim Ryan of The Physician's Practice to discuss the efficacy of Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT. We were also joined by Walt Murray, my co-host of our podcast, The Wilder Ride. We spent time discussing what HRT is. Then we moved into talking about how doctors determine if you are a viable candidate for hormone replacement. There seems to be some mixed feelings within the medical community. Some endocrinologists feel it does not really provide benefit, while family doctors and general practitioners have seen significant benefits.
We did get around to discussing the safety of HRT and what are the potential side-effects. By the end, Dr. Ryan admits he likes to push for a more holistic approach to health, favoring diet, exercise and using medicines only when necessary. However, he did admit that sometimes the hormone levels in some people might fall to the point that would be "outside of the norm" and HRT can be helpful. We also discussed some of the varying delivery systems for hormones, from creams to oral applications to pellet insertion.