hormone replacement and estrogen replacement therapy

Hormone Replacement & Estrogen Replacement Therapy

Six Million American Women Could be Adversely Affected by Hormone Replacement & Estrogen Replacement Therapy

The nation's largest study involving 16,000 women has come to an abrupt end prior to its intended 2005 finish date when new data showed hormone replacement therapy, the use of estrogen and progestin, increases the risk of breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots. The trial was the first and only large study comparing the effects of hormone replacement and estrogen replacement therapy with placebos in healthy women. The Women's Health Initiative study results were released early because of the impact of the results that could affect the six million American women on hormone replacement therapy.

Up until the results of the study were released, medical authorities were telling doctors to encourage almost every single woman that had not had a hysterectomy to start taking hormone replacement therapy when reaching menopause. The estrogen-progestin combination had been a common prescription for decades leaving many questioning how it took so long for long-term hormone replacement therapy side effects to be discovered.

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Women With Increased Risk of Hormone Replacement Therapy Side Effects

Women with the following conditions are especially at risk for suffering serious hormone replacement therapy side effects:

  • Vaginal bleeding of unknown cause
  • Chronic disease of the liver
  • History of breast cancer
  • History of uterus cancer
  • History of blood clots in the veins, legs, or lung


Notable Hormone Replacement Therapy Quotes

"The risks of breast cancer, stroke, heart attack and blood clots outweigh the benefits for bones. And we have other drugs we can use to prevent osteoporosis."
-Dr. Maura Parker Quinlana, Univ. of Chicago Hospitals, hormone replacement therapy specialist . . . read more

Warning Signs Overlooked?

Hormone therapy had grown in popularity over the years, but some groups and medical experts never bought into the idea being described as having "claims too good to be true" . . . read more

Alternative to Hormone Replacement & Estrogen Replacement Therapy

Treatment Alternatives
Due to the now well-known knowledge of the serious hormone replacement therapy side effects, post-menopausal women everywhere are wondering what alternatives are available to treat their menopausal side effects. Women should visit their doctors to learn more about their treatment options that may include lifestyle changes, natural remedies, and possibly short-term HRT. Depending on the particular symptoms most often experienced by the individual woman, medications exist that may help relieve them.

Alternative Medicines
The American College of Obstetricians has just issued guidelines on the most popular alternative medicines to treat menopause

Hormone Replacement Resources
In one year's time, for every 10,000 women who take estrogen-progestin combination, there will be eight more breast cancers, eight more strokes, and seven more heart attacks

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Feb 26 , 2008

HRT Linked to Breast Cancer

A new study reveals that women who have taken combined hormone therapy for five years or more are at a higher risk of having abnormal mammograms and breast biopsies.
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Jan 17 , 2007

Wyeth Sued over Prempro Once Again

Wyeth faces yet another lawsuit over its hormone replacement therapy drug, Prempro.

According to the lawyer of a Little Rock woman who is suing the company, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was "making up facts and causing confusion" about the risk of breast cancer associated with the use of Prempro.
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Studies Support Isoflavones for Hot Flushes

A recent analysis of data from 17 separate studies on the efficacy of isoflavones to treat hot flushes and other menopause symptoms found that they can be somewhat effective, and may provide an alternative to dangerous hormone replacement therapy drugs.
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HORMONE REPLACEMENT & ESTROGEN REPLACEMENT THERAPY ALERT!!

The medical world was shocked when a major clinical study involving over 16,000 women came to a halt after five years because of the risks of heart disease, breast cancer, strokes, and blood clots found to occur. The study was intended to continue until 2005, but on May 31, 2002, the decision to end the study was decided by an expert panel. There were 6 million American women taking hormone replacement therapy at the time the study was released. The women participating in the study were sent letters telling them to stop the drugs.

Hormone replacement therapy had been a common prescription for women who had not had a hysterectomy to take when reaching menopause for decades, and the results of the study came as such a surprise to medical experts many doctors did not know what to tell their patients and they removed their phones from the hook when their phone lines became flooded with concerned women.


 If you are currently taking hormone replacement or estrogen replacement therapy you are advised to IMMEDIATELY contact your doctor.

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 Estrogen-Progestin Combination Carries Significant Risks

Hormone replacement and estrogen replacement therapy, that uses an estrogen-progestin combination, have been shown to increase women's risk of heart attack by 29%, stroke by 41%, and the chances of breast cancer by 26%.

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 Number of Women Affected

There were an estimated 38% of women past menopause taking hormone replacement therapy when the announcement of the study's data was released, with around 70 million prescriptions written every year. In one year's time, for every 10,000 women who take estrogen-progestin combination, there will be eight more breast cancers, eight more strokes, and seven more heart attacks. Due to the millions of women that take the hormone replacement therapy the number of illnesses quickly add up.

 Hormone Replacement Therapy Study Halted

The Women's Health Initiative hormone replacement therapy study began after congresswomen and women's groups were criticizing the lack of attention women's health issues receive. The trial was the first and only large study comparing the effects of hormone replacement therapy with placebos in healthy women. After five years of the eight-year study, the trial was stopped because it was considered unethical to continue giving the women the estrogen-progestin hormones because of the serious risks.


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Over 16,000 women participated in a major clinical trial that was stopped because of the serious risks found to occur when using hormone replacement therapy including:

   •  Heart disease
   •  Breast cancer
   •  Strokes
   •  Blood clots


nbc video -report shows hormone replacement therapy increases risk of breast cancer, strokes, and blood clots

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Although there have not been any risks or benefits found in the study pertaining to the women using estrogen replacement alone, there are currently 8 million women using estrogen replacment alone, which is restricted to those who have had hysterectomies. The estrogen replacement study is not yet complete, but the National Institutes of Health has stated that the risks and benefits of estrogen replacement are still unclear. If you are taking estrogen replacement therapy, you should remain wary of any potential side effects that may occur with the hormone treatment.

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