HRT usage

HRT has  not been an option for those of us with hormone receptive cancers and I have been curious about how much the usage would change as more research came out.  Here’s a report from Canada with some pretty significant changes.

The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by senior Canadian women in five provinces has dropped from 14% to 5% since the publication of the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, which found the health risks of using HRT outweighed the benefits.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/112121.php

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One Response

  1. I just did a guest blog on this for My Menopause Blog (mymenopauseblog.com). I think this study represents a definite shift in how women see the use of HRT. As I pointed out on Sue’s blog, the question is what natural methods are being used — and can we study their effectiveness. For more on HRT vs. “natural” methods of menopausal symptom relief, here’s my favorite article on the topic: http://www.womentowomen.com/bioidentical-hrt/perspectiveonrisks.aspx

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