Today women can expect to live nearly one third of their lives in and after their menopause years. This information covers the basics though there is much controversy in particular regarding hormone replacement therapy. Further documents and news bulletins can be found on this site by entering "menopause" into the search box at the top of the site window. Be sure to search within the "Article" option as opposed to just the "Title" search option.
Despite being prescribed for more than half a century, HRT’s benefits and risks aren't entirely known. It's estimated that 35 percent to 40 percent of postmenopausal Canadian women use HRT. Many of these women discontinue using HRT within 1 year for a variety of reasons. However, many also feel that the therapy is critical to thier continued health after menopause. This article looks at the treatment and how it is used.
Signs and symptoms of menopause are different from woman to woman, as is her response to each. You may breeze through menopause with few symptoms or changes to your health. Or you may endure a number of physical and emotional changes, including the following:
Because hormones are responsible for all human sexual development from puberty through to menopause and andropause, it is important to understand how they work in your body. Hormones also contribute to your overall health and many new forms of hormones that can be taken into the body are now available. There is controversy and ongoing research into the subject. We all owe to ourselves to understand how these important chemical messangers make us who we are.
Estrogen replacement therapy doesn't help heart disease.
Recent studies have called the safety of HRT into question in the minds of some people. Information on this issue is fundamentally incomplete, however investigating alternatives and self-care methods is always a good idea.