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Is HRT Safe?

Most of us post-menopausal women remember the scare about the effects of estrogen replacement when the Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI) was abruptly stopped early because the researchers were seeing an increased incidence of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, and blood clots. With the big scare women dropped their HRT. Then several years later the incidence of hip fractures increased.


So what are we supposed to do? Suffer from hip fractures, hot flashes, dry skin and vagina and more urinary tract infections or take our chance with HRT and risk getting breast cancer, an increase in heart disease, stroke … Read the rest

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Lots of questions come in about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Is it safe? What kind of HRT should I use? These hot flashes are driving me wild. What can I do about them? What about breast/uterine cancer in relation to HRT?


Let’s start sorting through these questions by differentiating between patented drugs used for hormone replacement therapy and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement. Since natural substances cannot receive a patent, drug companies have to tweak/change the 3 dimensional configuration of a natural substance or produce a synthetic chemical to obtain a patent on their product.


Hormones act on cells by … Read the rest