Join us for help navigating menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) with Dr. Carla DiGirolamo, a reproductive endocrinologist and menopause specialist.
In this episode, we discuss:
The potential benefits and risks of menopausal hormone therapy
How to navigate different hormones, formulations and doses of MHT
What the term bioidentical means and how it’s often misused
When hormone testing is useful, when it’s not, and why
Dr. DiGirolamo has profound expertise in hormones, menopause, and mid-life health. She is a double board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and obstetrician/gynecologist, and has a PhD in molecular pathobiology. She is a certified menopause specialist through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and a certified CrossFit Trainer and Nutrition Coach. Dr. DiGirolamo currently works as a private coach and as a fertility / menopause specialist at Boston IVF.
Note: This episode is the second of a three-part conversation with Dr. DiGirolamo. In Part 1, we discuss what to expect during menopause. In Part 3, we discuss non-pharmaceutical (lifestyle) interventions like fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness.
- North American Menopause Society: https://www.menopause.org
- Estrogen Matters (website & book) by Dr. Avrum Bluming & Dr. Carol Tavris
- Joint position statement by the British Menopause Society, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Society for Endocrinology on best practice recommendations for the care of women experiencing the menopause (June 2022): https://thebms.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Optimising-the-menopause-transition-Joint-position-statement.pdf
- The 2022 hormone therapy position statement of The North American Menopause Society: https://www.menopause.org/docs/default-source/professional/nams-2022-hormone-therapy-position-statement.pdf