Menopause and Negative Side Effects of HRT
There are millions of women who are baby boomers and who will be going through menopause very soon not to mention to the millions of other women who are currently going through menopause. The overall opinion of menopause is that women are moody, irritable, have insomnia, migraines, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. Of course, there are other symptoms that are accompanied by menopause as well. Many women don’t like to think about menopause much less talk about it, however that is slowly changing with so many women on the brink of menopause.
Many women previously were prescribed hormone replacement therapy, HRT, for their menopause because it would supposedly help them with aging, their bone density, and menopausal symptoms. However, there are many downsides to HRT that the medical profession seemed to overlook or simply not share with women. Nevertheless, many women began taking HRT for their menopause and a large percentage have experienced negative side effects. Women should keep in mind that while challenging, menopause is a natural process and it is not a disease that needs a specific treatment. Also, women go through menopause based on their own bodies and not anyone else’s, which makes a one size fits all treatment impossible. Most women should use diet, exercise, and herbal supplements to help them through menopause rather than dangerous hormone treatments.
Many women are perimenopausal from 39 to 51 and this can last up to eight years. Most women are going through menopause by the time they are 51. The problem with the previously popular HRT treatments was the increase of breast cancer, heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and more. Not to mention, many of the side effects were as bad as the menopause symptoms including depression, breast tenderness, headaches, fluid retention, weight gain, nausea, asthma, and more.
Once the negative side effects of HRT are identified many women choose to simply weather the symptoms of menopause or use diet, exercise, and natural treatment options to help them with their symptoms. The idea of taking HRT to strengthen your bones and treat your symptoms all the while increasing your risk of various cancers, heart attack, and stroke, are certainly not worthwhile for most women.
If you are about to go through menopause consider the natural methods for treating this process rather than taking a drug that may make you more susceptible to other health problems and plenty of other symptoms.