Why does HRT research feel like an extended episode of Succession? With all the stale, pale males jockeying for power while leaving the women out of the meetings? 🤦♀️
Great stack. The amount of trials done on men and testosterone levels v women and HRT tells its own, ridiculous story, doesn’t it. Some close to me began HRT last year, and was informed recently that it would be discontinued upon her reaching 60 years of age. This is the cut off limit she was told. When I asked why, as it seems an arbitrary figure to me, on the outside looking in, she said the doc had said that the menopause will be gone by then. She would be egg free and that would be that, whatever the hell that meant.Talk about a sweeping generalisation! To make matters worse, I’m my eyes at least, it was a lady doctor. There must be a reason, linked to commerce I’m sure, that the research and development process is so lethargic on women’s requirements for ongoing treatment for the menopause. But I’m struggling to come up with one. Have we really NOT come this far?
Have a nice Sunday all. And thanks for the Stack. The butterfly anecdote was so on the money. 👏✍️
Love that Katherine May quote
Thanks for pointing out all of this! The more I read the more confused I feel, and I know I'm not the only one. I'm excited for the doctor/data scientist who will invent a platform where you can plug in literally ALL your medical history, current bloodwork, and your genetic profile and it will come up with the perfect treatment prescription, along with a list of trusted compound pharmacies in your area, and a link to a kick-ass perimenopausal playlist and recipe wiki. Sign me uuuuuuppp!
HRT's cause breast cancer. A fact that big pharma won't admit. Great sleuthing.