|It Took a Decade to Smarten Up on Hormone Therapy at Menopause|
|Written by Editors, Red Hot Mamas|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:33|
Since the release of the Women’s Health Initiative Study in 2002, there has been so much confusion regarding the safety of hormone therapy.
Millions of women in menopause became scared and decided not to take hormone therapy because of the negative press and study results.
Women were left struggling with symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings and others because they were concerned with the associated risks that came out of WHI when taking hormone therapy.
In July 2012, Dr Mache Seibel addresses the fact that Menopausal Women Afraid of Estrogen 10 Years After the Women’s Health Initiative Study.
We’ve truly learned a lot since WHI about safety and risks, when to start it and when to stop taking it. We’ve also learned that the product(s) you choose don’t end with a lifelong commitment to work.
Ultimately, our motives are to manage difficult symptoms to improve quality of life and health after menopause. In light of the 10 year anniversary of WHI and after numerous, imperative result reviews, we are left wondering did WHI help or hinder our work toward this goal?
Founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the North American Menopause Society Professor Wulf Utian shares reasons why the Billion Dollar NIH Study May Have Harmed Women’s Health in August, 2012’s Climacteric.
If WHI did in fact impede us from reaching our goals of symptom relief and health improvements, what is a woman left to do?
The way we experience menopause is as unique as our fingerprints as are the choices we make to treat those symptoms. Red Hot Mamas believes that while HT may not be right for everyone, it can definitely relieve menopausal symptoms and may prevent diseases that affect women later in life.
In the July 9, 2012 statement 15 Top Medical Organizations Agree on Hormone Therapy Use, HT is regarded as a beneficial treatment for symptomatic menopausal women.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:50|