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Notes on Women's Health
Notes on Women's Health

Tag: Menopause

Major News for Women’s Health: Estrogen-Only Therapy Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer for Some Women

For years, women have been hearing about the potential risks of hormone therapy, which is used to relieve hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. In particular, the combination of estrogen and progestin has been shown to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Since progestin helps protect the uterus from estrogen’s harmful effects, an estrogen-progestin combination is often prescribed for menopausal women who still have their uterus and who are experiencing severe menopausal symptoms.

However, last week The Journal of the American Medical Association reported some surprising news that outlined some potential benefits of using estrogen-only therapy, which has been an option for the one-third of American women over the age of 50 who have had a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus).

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Menopause

The truth is that there is no scientific evidence supporting the safety or effectiveness of compounded bioidentical hormones. There is also no scientific support for the use of hormone assays from salivary, urine or blood for the adjustment of hormone replacement dosage.

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Patients occasionally ask me about the safety and effectiveness of  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (“BHRT”). Read More