The Non-Science Witch Hunt Against Hormone Replacement Therapies for Deficiency Syndromes Must End: An A4M Position Paper on Physician-Prescribed HRT

The first paragraph of this Position Paper from The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4A), 23 September 2013, seems to describe just what is happening in Singapore at the moment. (Bolding by HCS)

Since the inception of the anti-aging medical movement in 1991, various establishment parties have ruthlessly leveraged their positions of power in academic, political, and regulatory arenas for the purpose of attempting to limit the use of hormone replacement therapies (HRT) in adults with documented clinical deficiencies. For over 15 years, a prolonged and calculated campaign of deceit, fraud, and suppression has threatened physician licensures and liberties to treat and prescribe life-improving therapies, leading potentially to the direct compromise of patients’ health and longevity. Dozens of physicians have been sanctioned and punished with loss of license and academic standing. This pernicious abuse of position and power is particularly prevalent with regard to RECENT challenges made against human growth hormone (HGH), testosterone (TRT), and DHEA replacement therapies that are trumpeted by the mainstream media. Biased reporters frequently – and inappropriately – demonize legitimate physicians and clinical compounding pharmacies who are reluctantly positioned on the frontline of a decades’ old agenda to limit freedom of choice and information, and the physician’s most essential responsibility to select the best course of therapy and medication for their patients. . . .

A4M POSITION

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), its numerous worldwide affiliated scientific and medical societies, and befriended organizations, supports the judicious application of modern and advanced medical technologies to address the changes in chemical, hormonal, physical, and nutritional needs that occurs with aging. Such repletion includes the restoration of hormones to an optimal physiological state when deficiency is determined by objective assessment.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an essential and extensively documented protocol for clinical intervention in the disorders of aging. HRT maintains an unblemished safety and efficacy profile that has been documented by 20 years of clinical application. Yet, a perfect storm of misguided media combined with biased parties whose livelihoods hinge on disparaging the anti-aging medical movement has grossly compromised access to HRT, placing the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide in potential jeopardy.

Experienced anti-aging physicians have been prescribing HRT for more than 20 years. PubMed contains more than 20,000 peer-reviewed studies of HRT, of which a preponderance document the life-enhancing and/or life extending benefits of HRT in aging adults. See Appendix A “Literature Review“ which presents a selection of such studies that represent the objective evidence that supports the A4M position.

 

Read the rest of the paper at:

http://www.worldhealth.net/pdf/A4M-2013-Position-Statement-HRT.pdf

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