Hormone Replacement Therapy, Should I or Not?

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 11:03am

Hormone Replacement Therapy, (HRT) “It doesn’t prevent heart disease. In fact, it increases the risk of heart disease, breast cancer and stroke.”Dr. Jay Brooks, chairman of hematology/oncology, Ochsner Health System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The debate has just begun but the statitics are in and the spin has begun. Rarely do we have the medical professionals divided over a treatment that has been over a wide range for so long. However the week before Chistmas 2006, researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center confirmed and announced that their studies found that the number of breast cancer victims in the U.S. had decreased by more than 7 %. in 2002 Women’s Health Initiative published the results of a Hormone Replacement Therapy study that showed found increased health risks among HRT users, mostly risk for stroke and breast cancer. Millions of women stopped hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and millions more avoided HRT following the publication of these results.

Natural Hormone Supplecation does provide relief for menopause sufferers but are not encouraged by professional with the same vigor as prescriptions…

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About the time the “Visitor” skips a month, and we are not talking pregnacy…

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 10:57am

IT IS H-E-L-L! Menopause…oh my… as if childbirth and monthlies were not enough for a woman to endure, there’s menopause. Seems our bodies are in a constant state of change. But none so dramatic as menopause. This signifies the end of our child bearing years and one would think it would be a grand and glorious stage… NOT! Just when we were able to cope with PMS, we hit menopause.

If you are looking for menopause answers you are joining over 100,000 women a month in the U. S. that start experiencing menopause symptoms. If your body is run down, depleted of essentials minerals and nutrients, you can expect a tougher time. Sleep is essential for rejuvenation of the body, start practicing safe sleep. Natural hormone treatment is available, as well as natural mineral supplements.


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Hot flashes, hot flushes and night sweats.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 10:04am

Hot Flashes: I remember when I was younger and old women would talk about hot flashes. I didn’t have a clue what they were, but I knew they were not a good thing. Well, now I’m there and I was right. There’s nothing like it, they start out as “warm” flashes… you know, all of a sudden you feel like someone turned the air conditioning off… but in a couple of minutes you’re ok. Then they pick up steam. You can be freezing to death one moment, then you feel it coming on… starts in the pit of your stomach and within 30 seconds, your entire body heats up like an oven. Lasts a few minutes, then you’re back to freezing. These symptoms are annoying during the day… but at night…

Night Sweats: There’s nothing like being in a deep peaceful sleep when all of a sudden you swear the house is on fire! When you wake up, both you and the bed a soaked!

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New York Times (blog)

Rethinking the Use of Hormones to Ease Menopause Symptoms
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Houston Chronicle

When it comes to menopausal hormone therapy, women are left ...
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Daily Mail

Are YOU feeling breathless? The menopause could be to blame
Daily Mail
'As we age and the lungs get smaller, the amount of air we can breathe in and out is reduced,' he says. 'Normally, that might not affect someone, but a disease like pneumonia can cause damage to part of the lung. 'The impact of this on someone who ...

Daily Mail

Middlesbrough teenage mother went through the menopause at 22 after cervical cancer
Daily Mail
... and has been left infertile. While she was previously bullied for being a teenage mother - now she has never been more grateful she had her girls at a young age. ... The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but it often runs in families. It's related to ...

Top 5 Tips for Women to Know About Menopause Symptoms
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Irregular Menstruation: The first symptom that a woman will witness is the menstrual period. Right from the age of 35, the woman will find irregularity in the occurrence of menstruation. It can be bi-monthly instead regular. There are specific reasons ...

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East Idaho News

Why all women should be aware of infertility signs
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Being aware of uterine or cervical abnormalities, early menopause, endometriosis, hormonal imbalances and other issues can help you find the help you need. Finding treatment can eliminate these conditions and other health issues that accompany infertility.

Medical News Today

Chemo drug in pregnancy may cause early menopause in daughters
Medical News Today
Experts caution that daughters of women who received chemotherapy during pregnancy should be informed that they might undergo early menopause. Around 1 in 1,000 pregnant women are diagnosed with cancer, requiring consideration for the use of ...

Washington Post

Doctors continue to use some treatments despite evidence that they don't help
Washington Post
From the 1970s to the early 2000s, millions of women entering menopause were advised by their doctors to take supplemental estrogen. They were told that it would not only ease menopause symptoms such as hot flashes but also provide a range of other ...

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