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Study: HRT safer than previously thought

In Hormone Replacement Therapy by Garcia Weight Loss October 20th, 20170 Comments

Hormone replacement therapy is generally used to boost estrogen and progesterone levels in women going through menopause. Normal levels of estrogen and progesterone help the body function more optimally, and can lower the risk of serious health conditions including osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancer. HRT has been widely used to treat menopause since the 1960s, but gained a negative reputation in 2002 when a study conducted by the Women’s Health Initiative found that HRT increased …

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7 signs you may be experiencing perimenopause

In Hormone Replacement Therapy by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

If you’re nearing menopause, you may start noticing certain symptoms several years before menopause actually begins. This time leading up to menopause, known as perimenopause, is the period when the ovaries start to produce less estrogen. This decline in hormones can cause symptoms such as irregular periods, hot flashes, and emotional changes. For many women, perimenopause begins in their 40s, but for some it can start in their 30s or even earlier. Perimenopause typically lasts …