It seemed the perfect
match for us "women of a certain age" an
easy-to-swallow pill that could soothe our
menopausal symptoms, keep our bones strong, protect
us from heart disease, and lower our risk of colon
cancer. But alas, our love affair with menopausal
hormone therapy (HT), which used to be called
hormone replacement therapy, came to an abrupt end
last summer when researchers leading the Women's
Health Initiative (WHI) published their startling
findings about the therapy.
The government-funded study found that Prempro,
a combination of estrogen and progestin-and the most
commonly prescribed hormone therapy for post
menopausal women who haven't had a
hysterectomy-didn't prevent heart disease after all
in predominantly healthy postmenopausal women. In
fact, women who took the pill had a small
heart attacks, strokes, and blood
clots compared with women who took a placebo. In
addition, Prempro slightly increased the risk
breast cancer, which was a major reason the study
was stopped early.
In the end, the good news that HT really did appear
to protect women against bone fractures and colon
cancer wasn't enough to tip the scales. The WHI
researchers concluded that the risks associated with
this particular therapy outweighed the benefits.
To cool hot
Prior to the WHI, observational studies and clinical
evidence suggested that taking HT did, in fact,
protect women's hearts. That was no small thing,
since heart disease has long been the number one
killer of women.
So where does this leave you if you are currently
using HT. We believe that our all natural product
can offer you safe, effective relief from your
menopausal symptoms, PhytoBalance has been
researched and used world-wide for over 15yrs to
treat menopausal symptoms naturally and safely.
We offer some suggestions on non-hormonal
alternatives to Hormone Therapy.
smoking, exercise daily,
practice relaxation and deep breathing
techniques, and avoid spicy fare,
- Get one or two
daily servings of foods rich in Soy Isoflavones
(roasted soy nuts, soy milk, tofu, lima beans,
lentils, and kidney beans). Keep soy isoflavone
intake in the 30-to 50-mg-a-day range, and don't
exceed 100 mg.
- Try Black
Cohosh it will help reduce hot flashes and night
How do I protect my heart
- Make sure your
blood pressure is within a normal range. Less
than 130/85 is normal, but lower than 120/80 is
- Get your
cholesterol and triglycerides tested, and keep
them under control. Aim for these numbers:
triglycerides, 100 to 150; HDL cholesterol, 45
or higher; LDL cholesterol, 130 or lower (less
than 100 optimal for cardiovascular health,
especially if you have diabetes); total
cholesterol to HDL ratio, 4 or less. Consider
cholesterol-lowering statins or other types of
drugs if diet and exercise don't get your
numbers out of the danger zone.
- Check your
family history for heart disease, since it
raises your risk too.
- Maintain a
healthy weight. If you're overweight, losing
just 5 to 10% of your bulk can make a big
difference. Your body mass index, or BMI, should
be less than 25.
Within two years of quitting, your risk of heart
disease is about the same as someone who has
never smoked, assuming your other risk factors
- Get enough
exercise. It can fight inflammation, a hidden
heart attacks even in people with
normal cholesterol levels. Shoot for 30 to 60
minutes of moderate intensity activity such as
walking, jogging, biking, or swimming at least
five days a week. Make strength training part of
your program; aim for 20 to 30 minutes, 2 or 3
days a week.
- Talk to your
doctor about taking a daily low-dose aspirin if
menopause. It may help to lower the
odds of a first-time
heart attack as well as a
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