Relief And Preventative Medicine
For the past thirty years, Dr. Fliedner has enjoyed helping women prevent diseases such as breast cancer and offering relief for menopausal symptoms with his bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
Women have turned to Dr. Fliedner for relief from many health issues that have increased as they age. They report symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal atrophy, accelerated skin aging, vaginal dryness, decreased muscle mass, decreased sexual interest, night sweats, fatigue, joint pain, and many others. These symptoms are largely due to diminished levels of hormones, and BHRT pellets have proven to be the most successful way to administer these hormones. (To learn more about pellets, read Superior Bioidentical Hormone Pellets and Your Body)
In addition to the benefits of simply feeling better and more like yourself, the long-term benefits of a BHRT program are remarkable. When administered in the extended-release subcutaneous pellet form (basically inserted below the skin), BHRT is found to be an effective therapy to reduce the risk of bone thinning, brain dysfunction, and breast cancer.
Dr. Fliedner’s prescriptions are bespoke. He tests the hormone levels of each of his patients and prescribes a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy specific to her body’s needs. His prescription may include a combination of estrogen and testosterone in the pellets and progesterone taken orally. This approach has been used successfully for some time with the first use of testosterone pellets reported in 1937.
How Common Is Breast Cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society, statistics show that apart from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer. According to Breastcancer.org, approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Every year 240,000 women in the US develop breast cancer and 40,000 women die of it.
While these risks do exist, preventative treatments exist, also.
Testosterone Pellet Therapy
Over the last several years many studies have shown the positive effects of Testosterone pellet therapy as Dr. Fliedner recommends to reduce the incidence of breast cancer in women.
One of the most significant studies is a 10-year study of 2, 377 women: “The Testosterone Therapy and Breast Cancer Incidence Study.” It is the largest long-term study to demonstrate the benefits and the reduced incidence of invasive breast cancer in women taking testosterone and estradiol sub-cutaneous hormone pellet therapy. The study demonstrated a 35.5% reduction in breast cancer in both Testosterone and Testosterone/Estrogen hormone pellet implant users.
Quick Facts About Testosterone
- Subcutaneous Testosterone implants have been used to treat Testosterone deficiency in women since 1937 (Traish AM, Freeley RL, Guay AT. Testosterone therapy in women with gynecologic and sexual disorders: a triumph of clinical endocrinology from1938 to 2008. J Sex Med. 2009;63:334–351. [PubMed])
- Testosterone is the most important hormone for women regardless of the decade of life. In 2018, an International Consensus Group met regarding the use of Testosterone in women and unanimously agreed that Testosterone is the most important hormone for women regardless of the decade of life. (Donovitz G, Schwartz E, Miller C, Barber M, Comite F, Janson K, et al. Testosterone Insufficiency and Treatment in Women: International Expert Consensus 2019. MSP Medicina Y Salud Publica Published: 4 September 2019.)
- Testosterone is an important hormone for both men and women. While in their 20s women have 10 times more testosterone than estrogen. It is vital for the well-being and function of us all. Levels decline after the age of 20 to half that by age 40 and continue to decline. Every cell in our bodies has receptors for this hormone and does not function as well when it is not available. (Greenblatt RB, Suran RR. Indications for hormonal pellets in the therapy of endocrine and gynetic disorders. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1949;57:294–301)
- Testosterone improves the physiological processes of other body organs, including the breast, heart, blood vessels, gastrointestinal tract, brain, bladder, uterus, vagina, ovaries, skin, bone, bone marrow, muscle, and joints. (Glaser R, York AE, Dimitrakakis C. Beneficial effects of testosterone therapy in women measured by the validated menopause rating scale (MRS) Maturitas. 2011;68:355–361. [PubMed])
Partner With A Skilled Physician
While we have just discussed the benefits of testosterone, evidence shows that its effectiveness is seen in the subcutaneous application – pellets. Other application methodologies are not as effective. This one fact alone validates the importance of finding a skilled physician who is actively involved in the ongoing studies of hormonal therapy and has experience in testing and prescribing the unique balance of hormones that your body needs.
You want a listening doctor who prescribes bespoke hormones to improve your health and prevent diseases. Dr. Thomas Fliedner is that kind of doctor. He uses natural hormones and has over 25 years of experience in women’s health care, helping hundreds of patients improve their health and prevent serious illness through bioidentical hormone therapy. If you are interested in discussing your health concerns, contact us to schedule a consultation today!