More on HRT and breast cancer

sore breasts, nipples, breast pain

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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Osteoporosis treatment & prevention

Of all the discomforts and inconvenience, both big and small, you may experience during menopause, one of the most important is osteoporosis. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition in which there is less normal bone than expected for a woman’s age, with an associated increase in the risk of…

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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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Major risk factors for heart disease – how do you get heart disease?

Risk factors are those things you do or conditions you may be suffering from that increase your chances of getting a particular disease. What causes heart disease? High blood cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is produced by the liver and is used for various things in the body.The…

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Having a hysterectomy? 5 side effects of having your ovaries removed

Here are some reasons why you may keep your ovaries if you’re having a hysterectomy. About 6000 hysterectomies are performed in the U.S every year and about half or these are accompanied by removal of apparently normal ovaries. The reasoning behind this is that it reduces the occurrence of ovarian…

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