The topic of whether a woman should use some form of HRT is frought with
controversy. We cannot tell you what you should do. But on this page we provide links to some information that may help
you make up your mind about your options. Read on.....
'The Hormone Connection' provides a list of the pros and cons of using various supplements to ease the symptoms
of perimenopause. You can view that list here.
*Which* HRT might be best for you? Visit this Website to see comparative information about each of the HRTs that are currently being prescribed.
Progesterone only? For those considering using a progesterone only
therapy, please take a look at "Progesterone - Its Uses and Effects" written by Frederick R. Jelovsek MD. I would provide the information here myself, but why "re-invent the
wheel"?! This article discusses the whys, hows, what forms, whens and much more about the use of progesterone
in an extremely competent and easily understood manner.
Are you considering the use of the new 'bioidentical' hormones? You may
want to read what the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has to say about them before you make up your mind. The panel
there that reviewed these producst basically recommends that "use of these products in the absence of regulatory oversight
of quality, purity, and batch-to-batch consistency of ingredients." Read about their study at length here.
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has a very interesting on-line booklet that discusses the various
changes our bodies undergo and the various methodologies of dealing with those changes titled The Changing Body.
The HRT Controversy issue!
In the past couple of years we have seen numerous reports regarding
HRTs. Are we pro- or con- ? Well, we try to be neutral in voicing our opinion, since we are not doctors or scientists. But
we do ask that you read for yourselves all that you can find on the topic and then, with the help of a 'good' doctor, make
your own determination.
Remember, please, that there are those who have an 'agenda' concerning
these reports. The manufacturers of the various products and the Media do make money from what they say!! Don't necessarily
trust what they tell you 100%!
Following are some links to other sources of information about HRTs and the studies surrounding their use.