Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has slowly edged its way into the mainstream, becoming a preferred alternative to traditional treatments for aging and conditions of aging, such as menopause and andropause. However, this mainstream acceptance has been hard won and even with decades of research to back up its efficacy, many men and women still live in fear.
Fears among women were raised in the early ‘90s when the largest-ever HRT trial, known as the Women’s Health Initiative, was halted due to an increased risk of stroke and cancer among the women on hormone replacement therapies. As fear spread across the medical community, both patients and practitioners turned their backs on HRT, leaving women across the globe suffering from hot flashes, mood swings, and other uncomfortable symptoms of aging, with no hope for relief.
What science has come to learn is that hormone replacement therapies for women really are not as scary as the WHI portrayed them. In fact, researchers have analyzed the data from the WHI and discovered that there were many inconsistencies in the study. These analyses, in conjunction with new studies, have determined that HRT is a safe and effective treatment for women, especially women struggling with menopause. A recent Danish study concluded, “After 10 years of systemic hormone therapy, women receiving hormone replacement therapy early after menopause had a significantly reduced risk of mortality, heart failure or heart attack, without any apparent increase in risk of cancer or stroke.”
Of course, safety and success hinge on far more than just choosing HRT as part of your treatment plan. You need to seek an experienced provider. Your hormones hang in a delicate balance, so when seeking treatment, find a medical professional who is experienced and educated in hormone replacement therapies for women. Seek treatment plans that are tailored to you and your lifestyle—hormone replacement is not a one-size-fits-all therapy. Your provider should review your labs, but also spend time listening to you and what has changed in your life and what symptoms you are struggling with the most. And, finally, there is a difference between bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and traditional (synthetic) HRT. The WHI used traditional HRT, which means the structure of the hormones does not identically match those naturally made by your body—a fact that makes it easy to understand why the study was a failure. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and compounded to meet your exact needs.
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