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Latest ‘news’ about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the heart

It would be true to say that for every study that claims benefits for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there is another that says it isn’t beneficial. There are host of reasons why this might be the case and this is not really the place to have this debate – suffice it to say that the latest information from the 49th Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology, which was presented in March this year has stated that the claims that HRT can be beneficial to the heart may have been overstated.

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Can you help us decide future information needs?

In the mid 1990's research suggested that women were not being given enough information to make informed choices about hysterectomy and hormone replacement therapy. Anecdotal evidence suggests that not much has changed in the interim. The Hysterectomy Association is re-doing their original research survey to see what, if any differences, there are 15 years on.
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Supplements For The Menopause

Supplements that are particularly useful for women going through the menopause can help protect against some of the dangers of oestrogen deficiency and help to relieve some of the more unpleasant symptoms. They include nutritional therapies, vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals and amino acids.

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Four Steps To A Natural Menopause

There are four steps to a natural menopause. They are: reducing stress as this affects the endocrine system that controls hormone balance, blood sugar levels, energy levels and calcium balance; using essential fatty acids so that the body can produce…

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Women and HRT

A meta study of data from more than 3000 women who were prescribed HRT between 1989 and 1997 has found that women do not want to take HRT on a long term basis.
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Is HRT really good for you?

Swedish researchers involved in a long term study of 1201 women have suggested that the apparent benefits to the heart of HRT could be explained by the better health enjoyed by women who choose to take it.

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