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In the lumber industry, abbr. for heart.
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The confusion surrounding HRT comes from a combination of millions of dollars being spent on marketing hype and a poor evaluation of the scientific data.
Have had breast or endometrial cancer, as dormant traces of the disease could theoretically be stimulated by HRT.
The study also found that women who had undergone a hysterectomy and younger women taking HRT had a significantly reduced risk of death or breast cancer.
Many commentators, and the investigators, have repeatedly stressed that it was the largest study of HRT and breast cancer ever conducted.
And women who chose to take HRT should aim to do so for clear medical need and for the shortest possible time.
However, Bentley points out the increased risk of breast cancer seems to disappear within around five years of stopping HRT.
HRT has been prescribed to women to reduce the risk of osteoporosis - a measure which is now discouraged.
Women who could tolerate HRT were randomized to one of four treatment groups: HRT plus 10 mg/day of alendronate, HRT alone, alendronate alone, or a full placebo.
Q Where does this leave me if I want to take HRT for hot flashes or sleep problems?
Remember, the HRT used in all of these studies was synthetic estrogen and progestins like Premarin and Provera, not natural hormones.
Some women cannot tolerate any form of HRT and may need to seek alternative treatments like herbal remedies, evening primrose oil or homeopathic treatment.
I finally had too many problems with HRT to continue with it.