Avoid cancer-causing hormone replacement therapy and treat menopause naturally

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It’s been a long, bewildering decade for menopausal women. First, hormone  replacement therapy (HRT) was presented as the miracle cure for the difficult  symptoms associated with menopause: hot flashes, night sweats, lapses in  concentration or memory, vaginal dryness, thinning hair, skin changes,  moodiness, etc. For years women flocked to HRT for relief from these symptoms,  and in many cases the treatments worked in the short run.
In the latter  1990’s a number of studies yielded controversial results: not only is HRT  unhelpful in the long run, but prolonged exposure to estrogens can cause cancer.  Estrogen overload has also been linked to heart disease and stroke, as well as a  number of other health problems.
In July 2002, the Institute of  Medicine conducted a study that proved two popular synthetic estrogens  (given to women at the onset of menopause) increased the risk of breast and  ovarian cancer, strokes, pulmonary clots and heart attacks. Worse, the  combination of these two popular drugs actually delays the detection of breast  cancer by decreasing mammogram sensitivity. So, not only are these synthetic  replacements causing cancer, they have made it more difficult to  detect.
Hormone replacement therapy has been giving way to bio-identical  HRT and natural herbal supplementation over the last ten years or so. The fact  is, many women are still not aware that there are alternatives to the more  synthetic and problematic sources of HRT.

Who wants to take the risk of conventional HRT?

No one wants to – but  many women feel they must. Many women who have used this form of hormone  replacement therapy stopped for a period of time, and yet a quarter of them  resumed synthetic HRT to relieve the drenching hot flashes, disabling fatigue,  disturbed sleep, depression and other menopausal symptoms. What this means is  that women are turning to or returning to HRT, despite the risks. Why? Because  no one has pointed out or shown them any other alternatives.
“Breast  cancer now strikes 1 woman in 8, up from 1 woman in 30 in 1960 before estrogen  therapy was popularized.” Dr. Michael Lam, M.D.

Take a natural approach to menopause

It’s true: you can treat menopause  symptoms naturally. Menopause is a natural part of life. It isn’t a disease or  an ailment. Balancing symptoms is possible when working with a natural health  practitioner who has experience in this area. Negative symptoms and suffering do  not have to be a part of menopause! It is a woman’s birthright to feel good, and  the time frame around the age of 50 can be the best time of  life.
Article by Steve Marmor of Herbs and More in Encinitas,  CA.


Sources for this article include:

http://herbsandmore.com

http://www.cancer.org

http://www.whi.org/findings/ht/eplusp_3yr.php
About  the author: Healthy Times Newspaper, founded by Mike and Hope Bundrant in  2004, serves local communities in Southern California. Healthy Times Media  promotes health oriented businesses around the world with Internet marketing, search engine optimization and more. For a demonstration of SEO on your  website, see the Healthy  Times SEO free trial offer.
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Comments

  1. Definitely there’s no one that would like to take the risk. As far as everybody is concern is been wellness that we are aiming for and probably not those remedy that would cause misery.

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