On This Day 14 Years Ago – Hormone Replacement Therapy took a dive!

On 15th July 2002 research by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) suggested that women who take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms are 26% more likely to develop breast cancer and may be at increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Following the report the use of HRT decreased by 50% but many women still believed the benefits outweigh the risks. I should have thought it was a no-brainer that for those women who suffer the worst effects of the menopause the extra risk of getting cancer & heart disease was well worth the many benefits! See this BUPA report for a list of them. If you disagree please say so and why! After all is said and done we all have to die of something so surely it’s the quality of life that really matters not the length! Imagine the scene on your death bed – the person in the bed next to you says: “What are you dying of?” and you reply: “Nothing in particularly – I just bored myself to death!”  Read more […]

On 15th July 2002 research by the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) suggested that women who take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms are 26% more likely to develop breast cancer and may be at increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
On 15th July 2002 research by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) suggested that women who take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms are 26% more likely to develop breast cancer and may be at increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

 

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