The ZRT Laboratory Blog

The ZRT Blog is an extensive resource for patients and health care providers searching for health and hormone testing information. Here, you can read about ZRT’s cutting edge research, advances in testing, wellness advice, and health industry highlights.

How to Convert Patients to BHRT from Conventional Therapies

Posted by Jim Paoletti on Thursday, 23 March

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Practice Takeaway: 

I always try to taper the estrogen dose down over a period of 2-6 months depending on the individual’s difficulty with withdrawal symptoms. Once I have the patient on a lower dose (Premarin 0.3 mg or Estrace 0.25 mg every other day at the most), I will switch over to a bi-est consisting of 50% estradiol and 50% estriol.

The reason for this is, if you stop the estrogen abruptly or decrease the dose too quickly, the patient can experience severe withdrawal symptoms of estrogen deficiency. 

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Ensuring an Accurate Dose!

Posted by Jim Paoletti on Thursday, 07 July

scientists_deciding.jpgTestosterone replacement therapy has the potential to drastically improve quality of life of those who need it. However, many men who begin topical testosterone are given too much of the hormone.

Explanations for this erroneous tendency are rooted in incorrect dosing principles that have been established on false assumptions, misconceptions, invalid conclusions and aggressive marketing instead of physiology and science.

Why are testosterone replacement standards and prescribing processes so frequently misguided? 

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Confused About Hormone Therapy Terminology?

Posted by Jim Paoletti on Friday, 16 October

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When a patient says that she wants “natural” hormone 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.”

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Book Review: A Practitioner’s Guide to Physiologic Bioidentical Hormone Balance

Posted by Candace Burch on Friday, 10 July

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A Practitioners Guide to Physiologic Bioidentical Hormone Balance is that much needed hands-on guidebook you’ve been needing. In every chapter of this long overdue guide, you're reaping decades of experience from a compounding pharmacist and educator known to many as a ‘walking encyclopedia’ of best practices in the clinical use of BHRT.

Watch the Webinar: A Practitioner's Guide to Physiologic Hormone Balance

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