23 Jun '12, 9pm

Menopause & Estrogen After The Women's Health Initiative: Fear prevented many menopausal women from taking estro...

Menopause & Estrogen After The Women's Health Initiative: Fear prevented many menopausal women from taking estro...

Millions of women in menopause are afraid to take estrogen and struggle to deal with their symptoms. But for many, that isn’t necessary. In the 10 years since one of the most significant papers in women’s health was published – a study on the risks and benefits of estrogen plus progestin in healthy postmenopausal women – many of the original conclusions that scared the hell out of women and many of their doctors (see below) have been disproved. But harm was done for women; fear prevented many women from taking estrogen that could have prevented terrible symptoms, and those women suffered. I want to help you make sense of these important studies.

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/menopause-estrogen-10-ye...

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