HRT news, articles and information:

Avoid cancer-causing hormone replacement therapy and treat menopause naturally

6/19/2012 - It's been a long, bewildering decade for menopausal women. First, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was presented as the miracle cure for the difficult symptoms associated with menopause: hot flashes, night sweats, lapses in concentration or memory, vaginal dryness, thinning hair, skin changes, moodiness,...

Choose healthy lifestyle, nutritious food over hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms

1/22/2012 - It's understandable that a woman would like to avoid discomfort while going through menopause. After all, what woman likes having hot flashes or experiencing vaginal dryness? The problem, though, is that taking hormones is not the answer. Natural News has covered the multiple dangers of hormone replacement...

Synthetic HRT linked once again to causing breast cancer

10/1/2010 - A Canadian Cancer Society study has discovered what many other studies from around the world have found: that synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers observed that among women who had stopped taking HRT drugs, there was a 10...

Women given useless and dangerous HRT drugs to prevent heart disease

5/4/2010 - Despite lack of evidence that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs could reduce the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, potentially millions of women were given the drugs to reduce these risks during the 1990s, according to a study conducted by researchers from Columbia Presbyterian Medical...

HRT drugs based on medical fraud

4/29/2010 - Court documents unsealed as part of a lawsuit against drug giant Pfizer reveal how drug companies used deception and fear to manipulate women into taking dangerous hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs. "The information coming out in litigation helps us understand how a belief in a 'protective...

HRT drugs shown to cause asthma

4/5/2010 - A new study out of France has revealed that women who undergo oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are at a heightened risk of developing asthma for the first time. Several previous studies have also indicated that the oestrogen hormone increases a woman's risk of developing asthma. Published...

Pfizer Hid Evidence That HRT Causes Cancer

3/17/2010 - A Philadelphia jury has found drug giant Pfizer Inc. guilty of deliberately ignoring evidence that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drug Prempro increased women's risk of breast cancer, ordering it to pay unspecified damages to defendant Connie Barton. Millions of women used Prempro and other HRT...

Hormone replacement therapy now linked to cataracts

3/11/2010 - For decades, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was pushed by the medical establishment as a kind of youth elixir that offered all sorts of remarkable benefits. Take the hormones Big Pharma concocts from pregnant horses' urine and chemicals and middle-aged and older women would supposedly have better...

HRT Patients Rejoice: Resveratrol is an Effective Replacement to Traditional HRT, Study Finds

12/2/2009 - There`s some great news for women who want to decrease their menopausal symptoms without increasing their risk for long term diseases associated with taking hormone replacements: Resveratrol. Because of the inherent risks associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), women approaching or in...

HRT Drugs Promote Ovarian Cancer

11/30/2009 - Women who use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase not just their risk of breast cancer but also of ovarian cancer, even when they remain on the drugs fewer than four years, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 2002, the landmark Women's...

Long or Short Term Use: All Hormone Replacement Therapy Raises Ovarian Cancer Risk

9/1/2009 - Cancer of the ovary is rarely found early and, by the time it is discovered, the disease has frequently spread. So prevention is the most important way to fight this frequently deadly malignancy. Unfortunately, new research shows a medical treatment -- hormone replacement therapy (HRT) -- which was...

Wyeth's HRT Drug Increases Risk of Death From Lung Cancer

8/12/2009 - Women who take the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drug Prempro not only increase their risk of breast cancer, but their risk of death from lung cancer as well, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Medical Center at the University of California-Los Angeles and presented at a meeting...

Slight Drop in Breast Cancer Because So Many Women Stopped Using Dangerous HRT Drugs

3/29/2009 - The drop in popularity of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the treatment of menopause symptoms has led to an equally large drop in breast cancer rates, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. "It confirms that stopping hormones really does reduce cancer,''...

HRT Link to Breast Cancer "Confirmed," Says New England Journal of Medicine

3/12/2009 - A drop in the popularity of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has led to a concurrent drop in rates of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Stanford University and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. "This is very strong evidence that estrogen plus progestin...

HRT Drugs Shrink Women's Brains

1/19/2009 - A new study carried out at Wake Forest University and published in the medical journal Neurology has found that HRT drugs literally shrink women's brains. Subjects who took HRT drugs for an extended period of time showed a loss of 2.37 cubic centimeters in the frontal lobe of the brain. The frontal...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Doubles Risk of Breast Cancer, Women Warned to Stop HRT Drugs

12/15/2008 - Drug companies can no longer deny the science: Breast cancer risk is doubled for women who take conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) drugs. That's the conclusion of a new study conducted at Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. There, researchers discovered that...

HRT Drugs Found to Cause Abnormal Mammograms, Increased Breast Cancer Risk

8/19/2008 - Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase women's risk of developing breast cancer and interfere with cancer diagnostic techniques after as little as one year, according to a new large-scale study conducted by researchers from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and published in the journal...

FDA Goes After Natural HRT Alternatives Following Petition From Drug Giant

8/15/2008 - The FDA has issued a warning letter to seven pharmacies, instructing them to stop claiming that "bio-identical hormone replacement therapy" (BHRT) is different or safer than conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and to stop selling prescriptions for an unapproved hormone. The warning came...

U.S. breast cancer rate falls 7 percent after HRT drug use drops

12/27/2006 - Breast cancer rates in the United States fell by 7.2 percent in 2003, a year after millions of women stopped taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs to treat the symptoms of menopause after a study showed the therapy boosted risk of the disease. A federal study released in July 2002 was halted...

Hormone-replacement therapy harms hearing, study finds (press release)

10/24/2006 - The largest study ever to analyze the hearing of women on hormone-replacement therapy has found that women who take the most common form of HRT have a hearing loss of 10 to 30 percent more compared to similar women who have not had the therapy. The results are being published on-line this week by the...

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (press release)

10/9/2006 - In four years, 50 million American women will be in menopause. The federal governmentís decision in 2002 to suspend the use of synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in a large scale clinic trial of the effects of HRT, left many women and physicians uncertain about the safety of synthetic hormones...

Jury declares Wyeth's HRT drug caused woman's breast cancer, awards $1.5 million in damages

10/6/2006 - A Philadelphia jury yesterday awarded an Ohio woman $1 million and her husband $500,000 for damages suffered after Wyeth's hormone replacement drug Prempro was found to be the cause of the woman's breast cancer. Jennie Nelson, 67, of Dayton, Ohio, took Prempro for about six years, and believed it...

Hormone Replacement Therapy may cause hearing loss, study reveals

9/5/2006 - One form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may contribute to hearing loss, according to a University of Rochester study. It found that women who did not use HRT or used estrogen-only HRT had better hearing than those using estrogen and progestogen HRT. While the scientists' results -- reported...

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