EP 32: Q+A with America’s Holistic Gynecologist: Paps, Estrogen, Progesterone + HRT

We’re back for another round of Q&A with Dr. T!

So much misinformation is shared when it comes to women’s health. There are also a lot of doctors who seem to prescribe things willy-nilly, following guidelines without digging deeper and using science.

Many of these topics come up in questions on my Instagram (@ShawnTassoneMD), and in this episode, I’m exploring eight common questions and sharing brief but informative insights. We’re talking about the difference between Biest and estradiol, whether progesterone causes weight gain, weight loss recommendations, whether you need a Pap smear and more.

I love responding to your questions, so if you want an opportunity to have your question answered here, head to Instagram at @ShawnTassoneMD on Saturday and ask away! I can’t give medical advice specific to you, but I can tell you what I might do for my patients.

Enjoy the episode!

Episode Highlights
Q1: What’s the difference between Biest and estradiol?
-The three types of estrogen
-How Biest works and the key differentiator with estradiol
-Why I don’t use Biest anymore

Q2: Does progesterone cause weight gain?
-Progesterone stimulates the appetite
-The most common reasons people experience weight issues

Q3: Do I need to take progesterone?
-The situations where it’s crucial to take progesterone
-Why you might want to take progesterone even if it’s optional
-Side effects of unopposed estrogen

Q4: I have a history of breast cancer. Can I take estrogen?
-Why you might want to consider genetic testing
-Confessions of a Male Gynecologist | Episode 12: Does Estrogen Cause Breast Cancer?

Q5: Do you train other doctors?
-H.E.R University | Women’s Hormone Mastery + Mentorship

Q6: Do you have weight loss recommendations?
-Bad labs and my weight loss journey
-My weight management programs

Q7: How long can I take my hormone replacement?
-What studies show about long-term hormone therapy
-Confessions of a Male Gynecologist | Episode 12: Does Estrogen Cause Breast Cancer?
-Don’t feel guilty for feeling better

Q8: Tell me about Pap smears.
-The #1 cause of cancer death in women in the early 1900s was cervical cancer
-The history of Pap smears
-Current recommendations for Pap smears
-Special considerations for women who have had a hysterectomy

Mentioned In This Episode
-Confessions of a Male Gynecologist | Episode 12: Does Estrogen Cause Breast Cancer?
-Confessions of a Male Gynecologist | Episode 25: Q+A with Dr. T: PCOS, Fibroids, Essure, Weight Loss, Hormones and Hysterectomy

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Medical Disclaimer
This podcast and website represent the opinions of Dr. Shawn Tassone and his guests. The content here should not be taken as medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each person is so unique, please consult your health care professional for any medical questions.

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