When we think about hormone replacement therapy, the first thing that comes to my mind are the risks associated with it.
My mother took hormone replacement therapy at a relatively young age because she entered menopause at a young age due to having had a hysterectomy. It is believed that the estrogen she received as part of her hormone replacement therapy resulted in her breast cancer diagnoses. She was around 42-43 when she received her diagnosis.
I pray that whoever is reading this has never had to watch someone you love die from cancer. It is a cruel, debilitating disease!
My mother lost her battle when she was only 47. I was 24. I do not want any of my daughters going through life without me. Since the age of 24 I have been getting annual mammograms. Every.Single.Year. I am now 50. So, for half of my life I have been monitoring my breasts.
After the birth of my third daughter, I had a mass show up in my left breast. I immediately had it biopsied and thank goodness, it was benign. I was only 28. Ladies…get those annual mammograms!
Why did I share this with you? You see, I only ovulated out of one ovary. When I was trying to get pregnant, I needed a boost of estrogen to kick start my monthly menstrual cycle and help me to ovulate. That estrogen came in the form of a pill called Premarin. Maybe you have heard of it. I was prescribed it for each of my three pregnancies.
It wasn’t until a few years ago when I started researching natural remedies for menopause, that I learned that Premarin is a pill that women in menopause are sometimes prescribed to boost their estrogen. Guess what? Turns out that Premarin has been shown to cause growths within the breast. Had I known this, I wouldn’t have taken it. The risk was too great for me.
Because of job transfers, each of my daughters was born in a separate city. Not one of my three obstetricians that prescribed the Premarin, and who all knew about my mother’s breast cancer history, shared this bit of information me.
I took Premarin for three separate preganancies, and developed a mass in one of my breasts after taking it. Yes, I’m angry. Angry because this information wasn’t shared with me. Maybe the studies showing this were not there 22-28 years ago. I’m still angry.
This life journey has led me to where I am now. I am a woman in menopause, who is not able to take hormone replacement therapy. In fact, NO ONE should be taking traditional hormone replacement therapy! Period.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Risks:
- Breast Cancer
- Blood Clots
- Heart Attack
- Urinary Incontinence
- Vaginal Bleeding
- Hip and vertebral fractures
This information is taken directly from The National Cancer Institute. You can read it for yourself here.
When I hit menopause a few years ago, my gynecologist immediately wanted to start me on hormone replacement therapy. Again, he did this knowing about my mother’s breast cancer history and my medical history. I even questioned him about it and his response was that he would closely monitor me. He then proceeded to prescribe me four prescriptions. I reluctantly filled them…and they were expensive!
In the back of my mind, I knew I shouldn’t take them. Also, my family was adamantly against me taking the pills too. I poured the pills down my toilet and decided to just deal with my menopausal symptoms.
At no time did my physician offer me any other alternatives or point me in the direction of natural health options.
I lived with the miserable menopausal symptoms for about a year and then accidentally came across a product that changed my life. It was natural. It was safe. IT WORKED! Almost over night. It was like the heavens opened up and rained renewed life upon me. That may sound a little dramatic, but I’m telling you that waking up to night sweats and having a low libido can suck!
I have been living menopause symptom free for a long time now. Life is good! No hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, lethargy. My body is functioning normally and my libido is back.
I believe these natural products are the world’s best kept secret. And, it has become my life’s mission to share this information with other women.
Ladies, you have options!
Say NO to Hormone Replacement Therapy Risks!
I would love to show you how to balance your hormones with safe natural products. Reach out to me and we can discuss your options. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 817-300-7288.
Please, whatever you do, do not take traditional hormone replacement therapy. It is not worth the risk to your health.
Live healthy, my friends, and remember that age is just a number.