Navigation Links
Natural Hormone Replacement Pioneer Challenges Incomplete Testosterone Studies
Date:11/8/2013

DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTE Medical Founder Dr. Gary Donovitz today challenged recent reports that have been critical of testosterone replacement therapy.   Media coverage has reported that testosterone replacement therapy was over-prescribed by physicians, often unnecessary and in some cases dangerous for consumers.     

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131108/DA13647)

Dr. Donovitz, whose company BioTE Medical is a leading provider of natural hormone replacement therapy using subcutaneous pellets, was critical of what he called a general lack of depth in research. Donovitz said, "We see significant flaws in the information that's being presented to the public. Studies based solely on pharmaceutical products are being applied to all testosterone therapy.  As a result, credible research which is essential to a full understanding of testosterone therapy has not been considered."    

The Wall Street Journal on November 6, 2013 published an article that was critical of testosterone replacement therapy.  The publication cited a research study of veterans which claimed that testosterone therapy raised the risk of heart attack and stroke by about 30%.  Because the focus of the study was limited to pharmaceutical products, Dr. Donovitz said the research and its conclusions are flawed and incomplete.  Dr. Donovitz added, "The study referenced in the Wall Street Journal article is limited to the synthetic gels, patches and shots which are being heavily promoted on television and radio.  These pharmaceutical products use synthetic hormones and we've known about the dangers of synthetics for years.  However, to be accurate and complete, any study of testosterone therapy needs to also include data for natural hormone replacement. "

In addition to calling the Wall Street Journal research incomplete, Dr. Donovitz said that the study had other issues that impacted its integrity. According to Donovitz, many of the 23,173 veterans that were excluded from the study would have benefitted from proper testosterone optimization using natural hormone replacement.  Donovitz also expressed concern that the sample, which consisted of elderly men, was skewed because of a high incidence of conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia.  Another anomaly of the study, according to Donovitz, is the fact that of the 1223 skewed patients prescribed testosterone gels, patches and creams, only 20% filled one prescription.   Donovitz added, "The level of patient monitoring and care after the procedure was not sufficient.  60% of the patients administered testosterone had follow up laboratory assessments of their serum testosterone.  You cannot expect results without optimization and that requires laboratory assessment." 

Dr. Donovitz cited numerous research studies that support the use of natural testosterone replacement.  He added, "There are years of research and studies that support natural hormone replacement therapy.  With BioTE Medical's natural testosterone replacement therapy, there is no increased risk of blood clots, heart attacks or strokes.  In fact, we have multiple studies that show that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is protective to the prostate, the heart and the brain. The benefits to the patients, both men and women, allows for healthier lives as people age and they require less drugs for disease management." 

Dr. Donovitz said that he's reaching out to The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets to urge journalists to understand the truth relative to hormone therapy.  He added, "We understand and appreciate the role that The Wall Street Journal and the media community play in the area of consumer advocacy.  We are supplying them with information that will deepen and complete their understanding of hormone replacement therapy.  This information will give them the ability to present thorough, objective and accurate information to their readers and viewers."  

Interviews Available

Contact:
McQ Media
214-257-8484


'/>"/>
SOURCE BioTE Medical
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Revolutionary Natural Sunscreen That Can Reverse Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Sagging Skin, Laugh Lines And Potentially Reverse Cancer Cell Formation With Anti-Aging And Anti-Cancer Forming Natural Ingredients Now Available From Rejuve MD
2. Natural Language Processing Opportunities and Pitfalls Highlighted in New Issue Brief from Health Fidelity
3. Natural Process Green Coffee Bean Extract Promises Safe, Effective Weight Loss Without Stimulants or Unhealthy Additives
4. Natural Molecular Testing Corporation Launches an Expanded Personalized Medicine Panel Built on Luminex Corporations xMAP Technology
5. Natural Alternatives International, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2013 Q3 and YTD Results
6. Smith & Nephew launches natural-motion knee replacement at AAOS annual meeting
7. Diabetes Research Institute Tests BioHub Mini Organ to Restore Natural Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes
8. Healthcare Professionals Tout Ubiquinol Form of CoQ10 as a Safe and Natural Antioxidant Ingredient
9. Natural Tree Extract (Larch Arabinogalactan) Shown to Have Statistically Significant Effect in Protecting Immune Health
10. US Vitamin Injections Post New Article about Natural Bodybuilding
11. Details of HER-2/neu Class I Antigen Licensed by TapImmune published in Journal of Immunology: Antigen is a naturally processed epitope for breast cancer vaccines.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... market providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal ... million in funding.  The Series-A funding is led ... the Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, ... less-invasive neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... the "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical ... Preservative), Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast ... The global pharmaceutical excipients ... 2021 at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, ... a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development ... patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical ... 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the ... quarter of 2016, and to report top line ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn ... to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization ... selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort to ... treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain management ... (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... up with the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive ... care to seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative Solutions today ... cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its first two ... the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface purification solutions ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):