How Did Doctors Not Know About the Risks of Hormone Therapy?


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  • Yeah it's pretty old news that synthetic estrogen drugs are harmful to health. Bioidentical estrogen does wonders for health though. And just like testosterone, estrogen has plenty of beneficial health effects

  • And that´s why I don´t trust Md´s……………If you have a broken bone, or a car accident, then they do a good job, in light of current medical knowledge and pretty much that´s it.!! Eyes open people. Be safe everyone.

  • There is good evidence that hormone replacement therapy is good for women and their cancer risk if they take it in the transition to menopause. I worked on a menopause study that did just that. The women's health initiative have hrt to women who had been in menopause for close to a decade on average. Look up "the timing hypothesis" before you paint all hrt with the same broad brush.

  • Does anyone know of any alternative remedies for menopausal symptoms? I'm 35, but have been getting hot flashes for years and they're horrible. A dr did put me on estrogen and progesterone, but neither helped so I stopped. I'd love to know of any non harmful ways to treat menopausal symptoms.

  • My mother was born in 1929 and whatever a doctor told her to do, she figured was the best. She was on HRT and died at the age of 59 of breast cancer. I will never forget how furious my OB/GYN got with me when he was going to prescribe HRT and I refused it. He was livid! (I left him and got a female GYN.) Thanks to reading "The China Study" and then finding nutrition facts, I can make informed decisions and avoid making mistakes like the ones that probably cost my mom her life.

  • I've changed to plant based over the past six months and I'm in the peri menopausal stage of my life ( or maybe menopausal now ) my body temp, night sweats and mood swings have all changed dramatically. I think my hormones were causing a pain in my liver, bloods ultra sounds showed normal functioning but cutting out animal products has stopped the liver pain too. Thankfully I haven't needed the hormone replacement ….and now I know if it was suggested I'd say NO! 😅
    Changing how we eat really does make an extreme difference.

  • We have put our trust in the hands of corporate filth,the food we eat and the medical "care" we receive is manipulated so badly these drug pushing doctors should be struck's not enough for me to pay a baker for a loaf of bread these days,he has to fill it with sugar(yes there's actually sugar in bread) and GMO and then sell it to me.,to make me addicted to it and eventually get sick and go to one of his doctor buddies for "treatment".They are all connected,the food industry,the medical industry and the chemical companies wrapping almost every single food product we buy in toxic plastic packaging.

  • Dr. Greger, are there any scientific studies done on the use of bio identical hormones? Is it safe as they claim? Hoping to find the science to back the positive claims. If you have done a review, please point me in that direction. Thank you 🙂

  • I should point out that the hormones in the 2002 WHI study were: Premarin (which is extracted from horse's urine, and contains several estrogens unique to horses, for which the human body doesn't have the enzymes and systems in place to deal with); and Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), a synthetic hormone that doesn't occur in nature and is designed to mimic the effects of progesterone. Until recently, women's HRT has almost exclusively consisted of synthetic hormones and premarin rather than bioidentical estradiol and progesterone, and this is why its gained such a reputation for being dangerous. All synthetics seem to become toxic when used continuously over long periods of time (which is what happens with HRT).

    Initially, doctors tried using a synthetic hormone (methyltestosterone) for men's HRT, but this was soon abandoned and replaced with bioidentical testosterone when large numbers of patients given the drug began dying. For some reason, they've persevered with synthetics for women's HRT though (I guess for convenience, since synthetics are often fully effective given by mouth, whereas bioidentical hormones generally don't get absorbed well unless they're injected).

  • This is harmful information. ESTROGEN SAVED MY LIFE when I had a very difficult menopause that caused me to have a serious depression which included suicide ideation. NOT ONLY THAT–estrogen SAVES LIVES–the lives of women who have total hysterectomies YOUNG (before the onset of natural menopause). You need to put that in there doc–as we now know that the botched WHI study which scared women off of estrogen in 2002 was DEADLY for upwards of 90,000 women who died prematurely due to overblown fears of Hormone Replacement. Shame on you for perpetuating this harmful lie that HRT is not safe. It cuts a women's risk of cardiac death by at least 30% and that is the #1 KILLER OF WOMEN. I am a hospital chaplain and I see half dead and falling apart women that are suffering tremendously because they never took HRT when they needed it. New forms of HRT are not only safe but the benefits outweigh risks. Women should NOT FEAR Hormones–they deserve to be "happy" and healthy for the length of their lives!!!!!!!

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