The discussions related to the safety of hormone replacement therapy started years ago, and have not yet lost their interest. However, the problem is not with the therapy in itself, but with the other health problems the patients deal with. That is why certain categories of women should avoid this type of therapy, and here are these categories are and what they deliver :
- Women who have had or are prone to developing breast cancer, ovarian or endometrial cancer, who have blood clots in their lungs or legs, who run a risk of having a stroke, etc..
- Women that cannot stop smoking. This bad habit is not recommended during hormone therapy, so, if you know that you cannot live without your cigarettes, don’t start something you cannot finish.
- Women who experience mild, bearable menopause symptoms only after the age of 45. They most likely do not need the surgery, but they follow their own instincts and will end up talking to a doctor regarding osteoporosis and heart disease. It is not impossible for them to be prescribed lifestyle chances and other medications other than those used in the prescription of lifestyle changes and long-term activities and medication, other than those used in hormone replacement therapy for long-term.
We advise looking for an integrative medicine doctor who will help you discover the healthiest way to help with the changes in your body.