Menopause, as Brought to You by Big Pharma

Posted on December 14th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

MILLIONS of American women in the 1990s were told they could help their bodies ward off major illness by taking menopausal hormone drugs. Some medical associations said so. Many gynecologists and physicians said so. Respected medical journals said so, too…

 

HORMONE therapy — aimed at the symptoms it effectively treats and with full disclosure about its possible risks — has many advocates. Dr. Lynne T. Shuster, the director of the women’s health clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., says such regimens can be very worthwhile for treating hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness associated with menopause…

 

“Right now, the big difference is we do not recommend hormone therapy for good health or health promotion or anti-aging,” says Dr. Shuster of the Mayo Clinic.

 

NY Times, by Natasha Singer and Duff Wilson, 12/13/09

Tags: hormone therapy, menopause, Women's Health

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