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Re: Estrogen Therapy

Re: Estrogen Therapy

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Posted by Ken on August 26, 2000 at 09:37:34:

In Reply to: Estrogen Therapy posted by baja200 on August 25, 2000 at 17:19:12:

: I read that estrogen therapy that people take for heart disease is not effective. The report even had a doctor quoted that people should not get on estrogen to reduce their risk of heart disease because it doesn't work. I've always heard people taking estrogen for it, now it's not a good thing? Did anyone else hear about this?

Most medical professionals accept the fact that the natural production of estrogen by a woman does help to protect her from heart disease, but it is no guarantee. For example, if she has high blood pressure, diabetes and a history of heart disease in her family, estrogen alone may not be enough to protect her since all three of the above are major risk factors for heart disease including a heart attack.

Once a woman starts going through menopause and as her natural estrogen production becomes less and less, and then it finally stops, she has no protection whatsoever that estrogen might have provided her.

She and her doctor then have to decide if taking estrogen supplement will be to her benefit because estrogen supplement does have a risk factor for breast cancer. However, heart disease is still the #1 killer of women and not breast cancer which is farther down on the list.

I do a lot of heart support work and associate with heart surgeons, cardiologists and other medical professionals in the area of heart disease, and this is the majority of their opinions on this subject.

Ken




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