Research in France and Denmark has shown HRT could significantly increase women’s chances of having asthma attacks severe enough to put them in hospital.
Whether for contraception, menopause symptoms, or to control heavy bleeding, women have been given artificial hormones for many years now. What is the price we have paid and how can we balance that?
Do you know the difference between the synthetic and the natural hormone, and why it really matters?
A study undertaken at Stanford University in California found that women who take HRT for more than five years double their risk of suffering breast cancer for every 12 months they spend taking it.
Having a hysterectomy is an immediate journey into menopause but how do you best treat it? Conventional advice is oestrogen-only HRT but bioidentical doctors like Dame Dr Shirley Bond take a very different view.
The New York Times reported on how best to tackle menopausal symptoms, and transdermal progesterone gets a thumbs up. If you want to know why applying to the skin is more effective than other methods read on ..
Whether you choose HRT or bioidentical hormones it is important to know exactly what you are getting, and how it will affect you.
Should women take HRT before the menopause? Some experts now say it’s the best way to ease your symptoms – and avoid long-term health problems – but is this just another way of selling more drugs? Bioidentical doctors would certainly not recommend it but is it for you?
Latest guidelines on long term HRT use confirm increased health risks particularly for cancer, heart attack and strokes.
Although 12 is a good number for a jury, it’s not enough to convince that a research finding has widespread applications.