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Smoking Causes Estrogen Absorption Issues in the Body

If you smoke cigarettes you’ve probably heard the warnings:  you could develop heart disease, lung disease, cancer, or any number of other issues.  But did you know that smoking cigarettes disrupts one of the female body’s most important systems?  Read

Posted in Anxiety, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Uncategorized

Keep your Heart Healthy; Estrogen, Diet, and Lifestyle

The American Heart Association has said that a decline in estrogen due to the onset of menopause may contribute to the presence of heart disease.  Entitled, “Menopause and Heart Disease,” published in 2015 and updated just a couple of months ago,

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormones

Estrogen Can Be Beneficial in Early Menopause, Says Harvard Doctor

The ELITE Trials (Early vs. Late Intervention Trial with Estradiol) is an incredibly popular study that I’ve talked about in previous blogs.  The trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, set out to determine if there were different

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones

Study Shows Hormone Replacement Therapy Helps Reduce Cardiac Deaths

Our last blog briefly discussed a recent study from Finland; it found that women who take Hormone Replacement Therapy reduced their risk of dying from Coronary Heart Disease.  Today we’re going to continue our discussion and talk about three additional

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones

Study Shows Hormone Replacement Therapy Helps Reduce Heart Disease Deaths

A new study from Finland has found that Hormone Replacement Therapy use has been associated with reductions in deaths from Coronary Heart Disease. Coronary Heart Disease is the number one killer of women (and has been for some time).  In

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones

Cardiovascular Risks When Taking Estrogen

Over the years there has been quite a lot of conflicting information regarding estrogen, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and cardiovascular risk, like heart attack, strokes, and blood clots.  And it seems like for every doctor who tells you it’s safe, another

Posted in Atherosclerosis, Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Treatments

Estrogen, Cholesterol, Plaque, and Atherosclerosis

During the last few blogs we talked about the relationship between estrogen and one form of heart disease called atherosclerosis. Let’s talk about why estrogen is so important to a woman’s heart-health. First off, artery walls are supposed to be

Posted in Atherosclerosis, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones

Which Women Are the Best Candidates for Hormone Replacement Therapy? Part 3 of 3; ELITE Results and Atherosclerosis.

… continued from previous blog post posted May 28, 2015… The ELITE trials studied 643 women. About half of the women had entered menopause within the last five years, and the other half of the women had entered menopause about

Posted in Atherosclerosis, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones

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