ESTRACE® (Estradiol) WARNINGS for Women in Menopause – Carla's Story

If you are taking ESTRACE®, or any other form of Estradiol, including Hormone Pellet Implants that include Estradiol, you need to read the WARNING label very carefully. Synthetic Hormone Replacement with any form of Estradiol or Estrone can cause serious life threatening risks, including heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, breast cancer, uterine cancer and dementia. Menopausal […]

Chemical in Cosmetics Causing Early Menopause

A group of chemicals known as Pthalates have been found to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity. and now new research from Washington University, Missouri, indicates they may also cause early Menopause. Pthalates are found in plastics, cosmetics (including make-up and hairspray), household products and food packaging. Women exposed to higher levels have been found to […]

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations

Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force May 2012  Recommendations: Ann Intern Med E-466published ahead of print May 28, 2012 Background: Menopausal hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions is currently not recommended because of its adverse effects. Purpose: To update evidence about the effectiveness of hormone […]

Bio-Identical Hormones: Are They Safe?

Oprah Winfrey, Suzanne Somers and Robin McGraw (Dr. Phil’s wife) all rave about how “bio-identical hormones have rescued them from menopause. On her website, Oprah writes, “After one day on “bioidentical” estrogen, I felt the veil lift. After three days, the sky was bluer, my brain was no longer fuzzy, my memory was sharper. I […]

Mammograms Used Too Early and Too Often

On November 17, 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force panel of 14 doctors and scientists recommended that women in their 40s should stop getting routine annual mammograms; women over 50 should cut back to one mammogram every other year and women over age 74 don’t need them at all. Additionally, the panel recommended that […]

Hormone Therapy Doubles Risk of Breast Cancer

A new study published in the February 5, 2009, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, found that women who take Estrogen-Progestin combination hormone therapy for more than five years suffer a doubling of their risk of getting breast cancer and the risk doubles again every additional twelve months they continue to take the […]