The Benefits of Hormone Therapy for Good Health

Biologist Winnifred Cutler, Ph.D   demystifies the messages from the media and guides women to good therapies in her 8th book on women’s health, Hormones and Your Health: The Smart Womans Guide to Hormonal and Alternative Therapies for Menopause. She translates into understandable language what the published research on Hormone Replacement Therapy really means to YOU and any women over 40.

Dr. Cutler points out that a best selling HRT product cannot be “bioidentical” for you-unless you are a horse. Her book will help you select good candidate HRT products for you to discuss knowledgeably with your doctor.

She writes:

“A carefully selected prescription for sex hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) can be a powerful asset for your well-being if you make informed, judicious choices about what’s right for you…  But hormone prescriptions vary. They are not interchangeable. And be aware that inappropriate regimens, incorrect doses, and poor timing can create serious risks in a minority of users…. ”

And her book teaches you to recognize and learn from the signals your body sends you.

“Hormone-replacement therapies are obviously not the only route to good health. There are alternative paths to maximize your health that I describe throughout the book, such as exercise, weight loss, and quitting smoking. But for hot flashes, bone loss, atherosclerotic change, and sleep disturbances, correct hormone therapies appear to offer the most efficient, effective remedies. They have consistently outperformed alternative remedies….)”

Dr. Cutler explains, with references to 900 scientific studies, why long-term hormone therapy has been consistently associated with longer and healthier lives.   And she makes a powerful argument against the current recommendation that hormones are all right but “as low a dose as possible for as short a time as possible”… citing data published by hundreds of biomedical scholars to support her contention  that carefully chosen long-term therapy may extend the length and the quality of your life leading up to menopause and for many years thereafter.

To learn more read Hormones and Your Health: The Smart Womans Guide to Hormonal and Alternative Therapies for Menopause.

Leading medical experts praise this book:

“Winnifred Cutler’s message is clear, precise and correct that women have choices as far as hormone therapy is concerned and they are in charge.”
Dr. Alan De Cherney, MD., Editor in Chief of the medical journal Fertility and Sterility.

Dr. John Sciarra, MD, PhD, past president International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

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  1. Despite the inherent health risks, estrogen is still the gold standard for treating menopausal symptoms. For women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes or other menopausal symptoms, the benefits of short-term therapy outweigh the potential risks.

    Data surrounding hormone replacement therapy can be scary and confusing. But the absolute risk to an individual woman taking hormone therapy is quite low — possibly low enough to be acceptable to you, depending on your symptoms. Talk with your doctor about your personal risks.

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