Mammograms Not Improved By Pausing Hormone Therapy

Post-menopausal women on hormone replacement are usually advised to stop taking their hormone therapy for 1-2 months before they have a mammogram to screen for breast cancer based on research that suggested that this would improve the quality of the mammogram. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) makes the breast tissue appear…

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More on HRT and breast cancer

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Last month researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announced that the incidence of breast cancer in the United States had dropped by just over 7% in 2003. This drop came after the WHI brought out a report showing an increase in the risks for breast cancer…

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Surviving menopause: Osteoporosis, Calcium and Vitamin D

As menopause approaches, many women begin to worry about osteoporosis and how to prevent it. This is something to be concerned about because the drop in estrogen production which occur after menopause causes an increase in bone loss leading to fragile bones. Factors which increase the risk of developing osteoporosis…

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Estrogen dominance – Problems of too much estrogen and its symptoms

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Estrogen dominance is a term popularized by Dr. R. Lee – a Harvard trained medical doctor-in the early 90s. From his research, he reached the conclusion that perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms arise as a result of progesterone deficiency. He revolutionized the concept of using estrogen and progesterone for hormone replacement…

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