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Hormone Replacement Therapy Could Cause Asthma

Women who used hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were 21% more likely to be diagnosed with asthma than those women who never used HRT.

Women who used estrogen-only HRT were 54% more likely to develop asthma compared to their “natural” menopause counterparts.

Estrogen and asthma pathogenesis have been studied, but the findings are equivocal. Estrogen is known to have both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects.

References:
http://jaci-nbop.blogspot.com/2010/02/estrogen-replacement-and-asthma-risk.html

Image source: Estriol. Wikipedia, public domain.

Another Interview With Dr. Jonathan Wright

Suzanne Somers, who wrote the foreword for the new book Stay Young and Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement: The Science Explained, has interviewed Dr. Wright for another installment in their on-going series about women’s health. Dr. Jonathan V. Wright the author of the new bio-identical book has been interviewed in Suzanne’s previous books and she considers him to be an expert on natural health remedies and bio-identical hormones. In their first interview they discussed Vitamin K and it’s health benefits. In this interview they discuss the cause and solution for weak hair and brittle nails, a common issue as women age and experience menopause. To read the interview click here and be sure to check back here for more updates on new installments.

One Woman’s Story of Bio-identical Hormone Help

One More Cancer Risk with HRT

A new study published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology shows that women who use combined estrogen and progestin therapy have a higher risk of lung cancer. The risk is obviously even higher if your a smoker but with the incidences of second hand smoke lung cancer rising there is reason to be cautious. It also says that the risk is higher the longer hormone replacement therapy is used and that goes along with the current guidelines of using HRT for the shortest amount of time possible. Yet with risks like this is it even worth taking it at all? You let me know. In the meantime, check out Stay Young and Sexy with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement: The Science Explained by Dr. Jonathan V. Wright and Lane Lenard Ph.D with a foreword by Suzanne Somers.

Breast Cancer Rate Dips Seen In Affluent Women

For the past few years scientists and researchers have noticed a decline in the number of breast cancer cases reported and have been trying to determine why. This drop started occurring after 2002, the year the results of the WHI findings were released and thousands of women stopped taking their hormone replacement pills. Coincidence? I think not, and neither do the scientists especially since the decline comes from women that have estrogen receptive positive tumors. Harvard researchers studied 350,000 women with breast cancer and found the decline stems from women stopping their hormone replacement therapy. Also the group of women that this decline was most prevalent in, was white affluent women. This particular group of women was also more likely to take hormone replacement therapy than their less affluent and/ or minority counterparts. Now some may argue that this doesn’t mean bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is safe but it does tell you one thing. The increase in bio-identical hormone usage isn’t causing the breast cancer incidence rate to increase so it has to be safer on some level right? Read the article here and form your own opinion on the topic.

Hormone Therapy Raises Risks, Even Early On

Here’s an article that discusses the findings of Harvard researchers who discovered that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) offers none of the protection against health risks and may actually increase the risk of a heart attack. This study basically proved what they started to find during the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) until they stopped it because they realized that they were putting women’s lives in danger. Enlighten yourself by reading the article here and educate other women so that they know about the dangers of HRT. For more information about the differences between synthetic hormones and bio-identical hormones read the book, Stay Young and Sexy with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement: The Science Explained by Dr. Jonathan V. Wright and Lane Lenard Ph.D with a foreword by Suzanne Somers.

We Should All Write to Congress in Support of BHRT!

I know a few people have been concerned about what will happen to bio-identical hormones when the new healthcare is passed but since that seems a bit far off we should focus our attention on stopping the FDA from spreading lies about Bio-identical Hormone Replacement. One of my co-workers came across a letter to a congressman that urges them to stop the FDA being swayed by Big Pharma. The letter is anonymous but from a man whose wife is a physician that recognized the benefits of BHRT and is tired of hearing the FDA “spread hogwash”. Read the actual letter here and to whoever wrote this I applaud you for your effort! You’ve inspired me to write a letter and let’s hope others will follow your lead and do the same! Let’s hope congress will realize that the FDA is slandering BHRT because Big Pharma is still working on a way to profit from bio-identical hormones.