It gives me great pleasure to share with you the following public information as recently disclosed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) who has challenged the notion that hormone therapy does more harm than good. They have a position paper with their findings as described by a panel of Canada’s top experts in women’s health and menopause. (See www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/136655.php)
Their findings, as outlined in the above referenced document, bring attention to important facts that all women need to know. For example:
1. There is a definite need to get the real facts in order to provide quality advice to women and their health-care providers.
2. Misunderstandings as a result of the early analysis and reporting of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) research results as announced in 2002 must be addressed.
3. The WHI study created fear among women that short term estrogen use will increase the chances of getting breast cancer. That concern is unfounded.
4. Disperse new information concerning osteoporosis risk, and the affect menopause can have on cardiovascular disease and cognitive function.
5. Share their finding by a panel that HT does not increase the risk of heart attack in younger women experiencing menopause.
6. The importance of the timing of estrogen use relative to risks for breast cancer, heart disease and cognitive decline.
7. The Update confirmed that “one in two women over 50 will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture in their remaining lifetime, which can cause chronic pain, reduced mobility, loss of independence, and increased risk of death.”
|Important Note: The information contained is not intended to replace the care prescribed by your physician. Always consult your physician before beginning a new health regimen or altering any course of treatment set up by your doctor.
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