In 2002, the Women’s Health Initiative declared that they had sufficient evidence that Hormone Replacement Therapy was a harmful practice that could lead to the same health risks that some doctors are saying it now helps prevent.
In a new book, Womenopause: Stop Pausing and Start Living (O Books 2010), menopause experts Drs. Lovera W. Miller and David C. Miller claim that Menopausal Hormone Therapy can help reduce the risk of serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, diabetes, and even depression.
While certainly the fear that women will become interested in Menopausal Hormone Therapy in order to remain looking young, very much in the same way that plastic surgery has become so popular among people of all ages and lifestyles. However, Dr. Lovera Miller warns that the “chief reason Menopausal Hormone Therapy is recommended is to maximize quality of life. It is never to be used as some nutty attempt to remain young or turn back the clock.”
The doctors utilized a new set of metrics by which to measure the health benefits of Menopausal Hormone Therapy and they explain that there are certain categories of women who should not use Menopausal Hormone Therapy, including women who have had or currently have breast cancer, liver disease, or a heart attack or stroke within the past 12 months. For women who are prime candidates to utilize Menopausal Hormone Therapy, the doctors discuss the numerous benefits it has to treat menopause symptoms, including:
- A reduced risk of developing depression and dementia
- Reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, diabetes, and colon cancer
- Bio-identical verses “BodyIdentical” hormone therapy
- Which nutritional supplements really work for menopause
- Stronger bones and muscles
- Improved sexual response
Womenopause: Stop Pausing and Start Living by Drs. Lovera W. Miller and David C. Miller is available at Amazon, as well at your local bookstore.