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Synergy TipsKidney stone, hormone article misleading

The Virginian-Pilot's Oct. 12, 2010 article titled “Hormones linked with kidney stones in older women” alarmed a fair amount of women, so we wanted to provide an unvarnished opinion of the article and its research:

It appears that the kidney stone article is another rehash of the 2002 Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study.
The WHI study was not on BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES. It was on PREMPRO, which is a synthetic hormone that has been clearly shown to have numerous problems. We at Synergy do not provide care through this type of hormone. We only use bioidentical hormones for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
The data from the WHI study was misinterpreted and reported incorrectly. The media was quick to jump on the bad news the study provided, but failed to follow up over the years with stories about research by renowned professionals who proved wrong many WHI results.
In fact, new research was presented at the North American Menopause Society 21st Annual Meeting this week that said hip fractures soared when women believed what they read in the media about the 2002 WHI study and stopped their hormones. You can read that story here.

We hope this provides you some context, and we look forward to any other questions you may have.

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Synergy, located in Chesapeake, Virginia, is an integrative medical center for women that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine. We specialize in integrative treatments for menopause and other health issues. Our services include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, hormones, and bioidentical hormones. The integrative center serves women in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore, Richmond, Virginia, and North Carolina.


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