OB-GYN Blogs by Dr. Nanette Santoro

Dr. Nanette Santoro | OB-GYN & Infertility | University of ColoradoAbout the author

Dr. Nanette Santoro has been an active clinician and researcher in Reproductive Endocrinology since 1986.

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Pellets Are for Rabbits, Not Menopause Symptoms

Producers of bioidentical hormones claim these “natural” hormone pellets can cure everything from menopause symptoms to diabetes. Sound too good to be true? These unregulated treatments promise life-changing outcomes, but in actuality deliver very little, and may even put users at risk.

Dem Bones

After menopause, in many women, the loss of estrogen leads to a slight excess of resorption over formation, but both processes are still ongoing. The net effect, over time, is bone loss and eventually osteopenia or osteoporosis.