It’s a big issue for female Zoomers who need answers about their health. Lately we’ve seen a barrage of contradictory headlines about the safety of using hormone replacement therapy in menopause. First, The Society of Obstetricians and Gyneacologists came out with findings that rehabilitated hormone replacement. Now an article in the New England Journal of Medicine says the link between HRT and cancer is confirmed. Here’s the bottom line from Dr. Jennifer Blake, chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Sunnybrook and Women’s College hospitals.
She says the safe way is to take the drugs for 5 years or less right at the beginning of menopause. According to her research HRT does not increase the risk of heart disease and dementia. It does increase the risk of breast cancer while women are on it, which is why not everyone can take it and why doctors keep tweaking the HRT drug cocktails.