If, in the past, hormone replacement therapy used to be a solution for almost everything, from premenopause, menopause and postmenopause symptoms to osteoporosis and even heart disease, the risks it poses turned things around.
While there is no denial that hormone based treatments are still necessary and beneficial, being up to date with the latest discoveries in the field will help you prevent unnecessary trouble.
While systemic hormone therapy is no longer prescribed on long term as a solution for postmenopausal conditions, research showed that estrogen decreases heart disease risks when the treatment begins early. That is why low dose estrogen patches, creams and tablets are more popular than ever.
The rumors according to which estrogen increases heart disease risks in young postmenopausal women was proven unfounded by KEEPS (Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study), which found no relation between the use of estrogen and the development of heart diseases
Women who have not suffered uterus removal surgery are usually recommended to take estrogen and progestin or progesterone at the same time. The reason is that estrogen alone stimulates the growth of the uterus lining and, possibly uterine cancer risks. Progesterone balances this growth and minimizes this risk. Women who underwent uterus removal surgery do not need to include progestin in their hormone replacement therapy.
Visit at low t Denver specialist and see what will be the best course of treatment for your body.