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How Long Should I Take Hormone Replacement Therapy?

If you are taking hormone replacement therapy, you may be wondering, “How long do I need to be taking this?”  “Will I be on this the rest of my life?”  “When is a safe time for me to stop taking

Posted in Atherosclerosis, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Menopause, Symptoms, Treatments

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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