Join Now!      Login

Whole Person Wellness Program
 
healthy.net Wellness Model
Skip Navigation Links
 
 
FREE NEWSLETTER
   
   
   
 
Health Centers
Key Services
 
Vitamin D Poll
Are you currently taking a Vitamin D supplement?
Yes
No



 
 
 What Doctors Don't Tell You: Latest analysis reaffirms the danger of HRT 
 
What Doctors Don't Tell You © (Volume 13, Issue 7)
A new British review has concluded that a woman taking HRT is more likely to contract a life-threatening disease than be protected against one.

The analysis of four major studies, involving 20,000 postmenopausal women taking HRT for five years, found that such women in their 50s had a higher risk of breast cancer, while those in their 60s had greater chances of stroke or pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lung).

The researchers estimated that, over five years, there would be six extra cases of breast cancer, stroke or pulmonary embolism for every 1000 healthy women aged 50-59 taking HRT. The number doubles to 12 per 1000 for users aged 60-69.

Reductions in the number of expected cases of bowel cancer or hip fracture were low at 1.7 and 5.5, respectively, per 1000 HRT users in the two age groups (Lancet, 2002; 360: 942-4).

These results support the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study of healthy women taking HRT, halted earlier this year because of health risks with HRT, and show no changes in the risks of endometrial cancer or coronary heart disease.

In another study, postmenopausal HRT raised levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), one of several inflammatory markers of increased cardiovascular risk (JAMA, 2002; 288: 980-7). Using data from the WHI, it was noted that women with high levels of CRP were more likely to suffer a heart attack or fatal heart failure within three years of starting HRT.

Among women with high CRP levels, HRT use increased CRP levels by 55 per cent vs women with normal CRP levels. These latter women had CRP levels that were raised 70 per cent vs healthy women not taking HRT.

These new findings mean that doctors can no longer safely recommend HRT for every menopausal ill (JAMA, 2002; 288: 882-4).

 Comments Add your comment 

 About The Author
What Doctors Don't Tell You What Doctors Don’t Tell You is one of the few publications in the world that can justifiably claim to solve people's health problems - and even save lives. Our monthly newsletter gives you the facts you won't......more
 
 From Our Friends
 
 
 
Popular & Related Products
 
Popular & Featured Events
Error Reading Event Calendar
 
Stevia Products & Info
 
Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness, Intimacy, dimension!

Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Find a Practitioner       Wellness Inventory
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Wellness Center       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Stevia      Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Healthy Products       Privacy Policy     Contact Us
Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Are you ready to embark on a personal wellness journey with our whole person approach?
Learn More/Subscribe
Are you looking to create or enhance a culture of wellness in your organization?
Learn More
Do you want to become a wellness coach?
Learn More
Free Webinar