Navigation Links
HRT: Boon or Bane?

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was once “the” treatment for all ailments of menopause. But with increasing reports on the negative effects of HRT, should it be taken? //

HRT can help women at menopausal stage to cope with various problems like hot flashes etc. But there are several side effects to think about. According to recent reports, HRT is connected with a 110 % increase in breast cancer risk among smokers, a 41 % rise in stroke risk and a 22 % increase in cardiovascular problems.

But some doctors say these findings -- from a halted long-term study-- don't apply to most. Only older women were tested -- with a HRT regimen not recommended today.

"Unfortunately, many women who are good candidates for hormone therapy are just terrified of hormone therapy," Women's Health Specialist Holly Thacker, M.D., of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, tells Ivanhoe.

Yet Dr. Thacker says women don't have to be afraid. New studies show short-term, low-dose hormone therapy can relieve symptoms like hot flashes. And as long as you don't take it for more than 10 years, it does not appear to increase breast cancer risk.

"Not all women need hormones. Some women have too many hormones. Some women have just the right amount. And then there's some that don't have enough," Dr. Thacker says. "That really has to be sorted out."
Once it is sorted out, many women, like Nancy Tyrell, can feel like their old selves for many more years. With HRT -- she's been able to claim back her love life. She says, "It's the best that it's ever been!"
Women with a history of breast cancer or blood clots should avoid hormone therapy. Alternatives to HRT include soy, herbals like black cohosh and localized hormone rings. Many doctors now recommend starting HRT during menopause and slowly tapering off to no treatment. Source: Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Ultrasound Technology - Boon or a Bane?
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now ... and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings ... The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With ... fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, ... and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained ... Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and ... their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards took ... the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to receive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology ... outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 ... 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A ... product of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will ... 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a ... second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... The vast majority of dialysis patients currently ... are usually 3 times a week, with treatment times ... time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This regimen can ... patients who are elderly and frail.  Many elderly dialysis ... centers for some duration of time. Residents ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: