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Research and Articles on Risks and Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
There are tens of thousands of studies that describe the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy for women. Most of the studies in the past have been financed by drug companies and have shown that conventional hormone-replacement therapy has significant risks and that women should be careful when considering hormone replacement therapy. These studies have been done with patented synthetic hormones – substances which do have significant potential toxicity. Dr. Rosenbloom ONLY prescribes Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). BHRT has been shown to be MORE EFFECTIVE and MUCH SAFER than synthetic hormones. We have selected some of the best articles for you to review (and can furnish more to you on request). Just click on the topic below for a link to these studies in the U.S. National Library of Medicine or to other reliable sources of information.
1. Summary of Risks & Benefits
a. 12 reasons to be happy about hormone replacement therapy: a guide for patients.
2. Bio-Identical Hormones are Safer and More Effective:
a. The Bio-Identical hormone debate: are Bio-Identical hormones (estradiol, estriol, and progesterone) safer or more efficacious than commonly used synthetic versions in hormone replacement therapy?
Postgrad Med. 2009 Jan;121(1):73-85.; Holtorf K.; Holtorf Medical Group, Inc., Torrance, CA 90505, USA.
b. Could transdermal estradiol + progesterone be a safer postmenopausal HRT? A review.
Maturitas. 2008 Jul-Aug;60(3-4):185-201; L'hermite M, Simoncini T, Fuller S, Genazzani AR.; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium.
c. Premature menopause or early menopause: long-term health consequences.
Maturitas. 2010 Feb;65(2):161-6.; Shuster LT, Rhodes DJ, Gostout BS, Grossardt BR, Rocca WA.; Womens Health Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
3. Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Improve Osteoporosis:
a. Effects of continuous combined hormone replacement therapy and clodronate on bone mineral density in osteoporotic postmenopausal women-A 5-year follow-up.
Maturitas. 2010 May 21.; Tuppurainen M, Härmä K, Komulainen M, Kiviniemi V, Kröger H, Honkanen R, Alhava E, Jurvelin J, Saarikoski S.; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland; Bone and Cartilage Research Unit, Clinical Research Center, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.
4. Hormone Replacement Therapy Helps Prevent Heart Disease:
a. Hormone therapy and risk of myocardial infarction: a national register study.
Eur Heart J. 2008 Nov;29(21):2660-8.; Løkkegaard E, Andreasen AH, Jacobsen RK, Nielsen LH, Agger C, Lidegaard Ø.; Gynaecological Clinic, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark.; Comment in: Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2009 Jan;5(1):29-31.
5. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Does Not Increase Breast Cancer:
a. Combined hormone replacement therapy and risk of breast cancer in a French cohort study of 3175 women. Climacteric. 2002 Dec;5(4):332-40.; de Lignières B, de Vathaire F, Fournier S, Urbinelli R, Allaert F, Le MG, Kuttenn F.; Service d'Endocrinologie et Médecine de la Reproduction, Hôpital Necker, Paris, France.
6. Hormone Replacement Therapy Promotes Healthy Skin and Looking/Feeling Younger:
a. Oestrogen and age estimations of perimenopausal women. Lancet. 1999 Jul 17;354(9174):224.; Wildt L, Sir-Petermann T.
b. Treatment of skin aging with topical estrogens.
Int J Dermatol. 1996 Sep;35(9):669-74.; Schmidt JB, Binder M, Demschik G, Bieglmayer C, Reiner A.; Department of Dermatology, University of Vienna Medical School, Austria.
c. Effects and side-effects of 2% progesterone cream on the skin of peri- and postmenopausal women: results from a double-blind, vehicle-controlled, randomized study.
Br J Dermatol. 2005 Sep;153(3):626-34.; Holzer G, Riegler E, Hönigsmann H, Farokhnia S, Schmidt JB.; Division of Special and Environmental Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria. Erratum in: Br J Dermatol. 2005 Nov;153(5):1092. Schmidt, B [corrected to Schmidt, JB].
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