Why are testosterone replacement standards and prescribing processes so frequently misguided?
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Hypothyroidism is defined as:
“lack of thyroid hormone production from the thyroid gland.”
However, many patients who produce sufficient hormone from the gland still suffer from low thyroid symptoms.
When a patient says that she wants “natural” hormone replacement therapy, does the term mean the same thing to you as it does to her?
Let’s explore that question further by dissecting the terminology most commonly used by patients (and even some experts) when discussing hormone restoration therapy: “natural,” “synthetic” and “bio-identical.”