Safety of maternal testosterone therapy during breast feeding.

Authors: Glaser RL, Newman M, Parsons M, Zava D, Glaser-Garbrick D. Publication Year: 2009 Citation: Int J Pharm Compounding 2009;13(4):314-317. This was a study of testosterone levels in maternal blood, the infant’s blood, and breast milk, after a nursing mother was given testosterone in the form of sublingual drops, vaginal cream, and a pellet implant.  None of …

Bioidentical testosterone cream: a rare cause of postmenopausal virilisation.

Authors: Ogilvie CM, Levenberg R, Milsom SR. Publication Year: 2009 Citation: Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2009;49(1):116-7 Whether bioidentical or synthetic, hormones are powerful substances and must be dosed appropriately. This is a report of 2 cases of postmenopausal women using 0.1 mg/mL testosterone cream for low libido symptoms.  After coming to their doctors with symptoms …

Hormones in wellness and disease prevention: common practices, current state of the evidence, and questions for the future.

Authors: Schwartz ET, Holtorf K Publication Year: 2008 Citation: Prim Care 2008;35(4):669-705. This review examines the role of hormones as critical components of overall wellness, and therefore the potential for disease prevention of ensuring that hormone levels are optimal.  The authors outline age-related hormone deficiencies and supplementation strategies.  The review covers estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, growth hormone …

Dehydroepiandrosterone replacement in women with adrenal insufficiency.

Authors: Arlt W, Callies F, Van Vlijmen JC, Koehler I, Reincke M, Publication Year: 1999 Citation:  N Eng J Med 1999;341(14):1013-20. This double-blind crossover study reviewed alternately the effects of 50mg of oral dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) daily with placebo in 24 women with adrenal insufficiency. Participants were evaluated using established well-being (depression and anxiety scores) and sexuality …

Androgen deficiency in women.

Author: Miller KK. Publication Year: 2001 Citation: J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2001;86(6):2395-401. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11397829