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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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Boston magazine

New Treatments for Menopause Symptoms
Boston magazine
Depending on your age, you may be preparing for it. Or it may have already passed you by. It can be accompanied by several symptoms, or you may not notice many changes at all. But if you're a woman, your body is expected to go through it. It's menopause.




TIME

Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death
Reuters
Many women have been reluctant to use hormones for menopause symptoms since 2002, when the federally funded Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study linked the treatments containing man-made versions of the female hormones estrogen and progestin ...
Why Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Safer Than You ThinkTIME
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mindbodygreen.com

Everything You Need To Know About Perimenopause
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Once your doctor has a clear picture of what's really going on, he or she can recommend a treatment plan that will ideally include bioidentical hormone therapy. These are not the same as synthetic hormones; in fact, they are molecularly identical to ...




Healthline

It's Not Just Hot Flashes. Menopause Can Disrupt Your Sleep
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The American College of Physicians recommends cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as the first-line treatment for insomnia. It should be tried before medications. “CBT-I is a structured, short-term, skill-focused psychotherapy aimed at ...




Reading Eagle

Exeter woman's passion is women's health
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However, pellet therapy might be covered by some insurance carriers, and McClure believes that - when used by those who are ideal candidates for the treatment - it may significantly improve the symptoms of women experiencing perimenopause and ...




New York Times

Giving Migraine Treatments the Best Chance
New York Times
I had migraines – three times a month, each lasting three days — starting from age 11 and finally ending at menopause. Although my migraines were not nearly as bad as those that afflict many other people, they took a toll on my work, family life and ...




MD Magazine (registration) (blog)

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Not Linked to Premature Death
MD Magazine (registration) (blog)
Since 2002, women have been reluctant to use hormones for menopause symptoms after a study from the federally funded Women's Health Initiative (WHI) linked treatments containing man-made versions of the female hormones estrogen and progestin to an ...

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Medscape

Managing Menopause Symptoms After Breast Cancer
Medscape
"Following breast cancer, women should generally not be treated with menopausal hormone therapy but should instead focus on lifestyle modifications such as smoking cessation, weight loss, and regular physical activity," lead author, Richard J. Santen ...




The Guardian

HRT won't kill you - but menopausal women still face a difficult decision
The Guardian
Most women go through the menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, although for some it happens prematurely and others are thrown into it by cancer treatment to stop the body producing oestrogen, as the hormone feeds breast and ovarian cancers.

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Foster's Daily Democrat

Time for 'The Change?
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All obstetric-gynecology physicians, including those at Partners for Women's Health, are trained to provide complete healthcare for women at all stages of their lives, including menopause. However, many doctors are starting to specialize in the ...

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