In this informative episode of the Elite Health and Wellness Show, co-owner Clay York and Michelle Newton, the lead Nurse Practitioner at Elite Health Online, join forces to debunk common myths associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
The episode kicks off with an introduction to the often-misunderstood world of hormone replacement therapy, setting the stage for a myth-busting session.
Myth 1: HRT and Cardiovascular Risk
Clay and Michelle tackle the misconception that HRT elevates the risk of cardiovascular issues. They explain how the bio-identical HRT administered by Elite Health Online is designed to mimic natural hormones, which may reduce the likelihood of blood clots, cholesterol spikes, strokes, and other cardiovascular events.
Myth 2: Hormones and Cancer Risks
Addressing the fear that testosterone therapy could lead to prostate cancer in men, the discussion reveals how testosterone might actually play a protective role against the development of such cancers.
The conversation then shifts to dispel the myth that bio-identical testosterone therapy causes breast cancer in women, providing reassurance about its safety profile.
Myth 3: HRT and Aggressive Behavior
Michelle and Clay confront the belief that HRT can lead to increased aggression. They assert that testosterone therapy aims to balance mood and motivation rather than altering an individual’s inherent personality traits.
In concluding the episode, Clay and Michelle summarize the discussion, reiterating the key points that debunk the widespread myths about HRT. They emphasize that proper, individualized HRT can be a safe and effective way to restore hormonal balance without the heightened risks often portrayed in media and popular belief.
Listeners come away with a clearer understanding of HRT’s benefits and reassurance about its misconceptions. By providing factual information backed by clinical experience, the episode aims to educate and comfort those considering or currently undergoing hormone replacement therapy.