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Dr. Cynthia Stuenkel is a clinical professor of endocrinology at the University of California, San Diego.
She moderated the presentation and was not involved in the research.
Bioidentical Hormones According to the LA Times
Dr. Cynthia Stuenkel, clinical professor of medicine at UC San Diego
"Dr. Cynthia Stuenkel, clinical professor of medicine at UC San Diego and president of the North American Menopause Society, shares this concern . "Some progesterone creams may contain little or no progesterone, while others contain so much that they definitely should be available only with a prescription, " she says.
" Taking hormones without the careful guidance of a doctor is risky business ," Stuenkel
says, " Among other things, too many hormones can potentially cause blood clots and endometrial hyperplasia, a precursor to uterine cancer.
is correct in that progesterone creams are relatively safe, and available OTC (over the counter) without a prescription.
These are regulated by the cosmetics act.
is also correct in that the OTC progesterone creams may vary in potency.
The highest quality and most reliable progesterone creams are made by prescription at a compounding pharmacy.
These are freshly prepared according to the prescribed dosage written by the physician.
This is all OK.
Blood Clots and Endometrial Hyperplasia and Uterine Cancer - Omitting History
is right that certain types of hormones cause blood clots and uterine cancer.
However, blood clots are caused by oral estrogen, not progesterone.Uterine cancer is caused by oral estrogen, specifically Premarin.
Also omitted from the LA Times article was that the two hormone experts, Stuenkel
and Santoro both disclosed financial ties to Wyeth
and other drug companies that make synthetic chemically altered "Monster'" hormones.
(12) http://www.medpagetoday.com/pdf/IndiciaME03/ Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD, NCMP Dr. Stuenkel is a consultant for Eli Lilly, Upsher-Smith, and Wyeth.
(13) http://www.clinicianschannel.com/pik/1833/index.cfm Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD, has received honorarium from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc, and Ally Pharma Options Pvt. Ltd.
(14) http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/709447 Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD, financial relationships
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Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD
Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla.
Dr. Stuenkel is a consultant for Wyeth, Upsher Smith and Eli Lilly.
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Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD
Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
reports no potential conflicts related to the content of this article.
Cynthia A Stuenkel, MD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA