Representatives for holistic medicine met again at the Convention Center (‘Kongresshaus’) in Salzburg from 20 to 22 October 2017. Dr Farmini was there and briefly summarised the most important information for us.
Highlights from the hormone-related lectures
Is the use of bioidentical hormones evidence-based?
Compared to drugs, there is much broader scientific evidence for bioidentical hormones, since the bioidentical hormones have been known for a long time (sex hormones since 1930).
Can you also use testosterone in women?
Yes, of course. Women, like men, need testosterone for their personal health. There are about 105 published scientific studies on testosterone in women. Women need testosterone for mental stability, muscle growth, sexual desire and other effects. Here are some examples:
When initiating therapy with testosterone, one must not forget that the balance among the hormones plays an important role, so you should never prescribe testosterone alone.
Is growth hormone also advisable for adults?
Photo: Dr Armando Farmini with Dr Thierry Hertoghe (President of the World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine [WOSAM] and the International Hormone Society [IHS])