HRT Clinical Trials - FemHealth.net
HRT Clinical Trials - FemHealth.net
HRT
HRT
Clinical trials
 
HRT Clinical Trials - FemHealth.net
 

HRT - Clinical Trials

Here are some clinical trials that proved the risks and side effects of common hormone replacement therapy.

In 1991 the National Institute of Health (NIH) launched the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), the largest clinical trial ever undertaken in the United States. The WHI was designed to provide answers concerning possible risks associated with the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
clinical trials

More than 16,600 U.S. women were participating in the clinical trial. A review of preliminary data found a 26 percent increase in breast cancer and 18 percent in ovarian cancer. In addition, instead of a heart benefit there was a 29 percent increase in heart attacks and a 22 percent increase in total cardiovascular disease as well as heart disease, blood clots and strokes among women receiving the hormone replacement therapy.

After the risks were identified among the HRT users, the WHI study was discontinued in July 2002. The findings were published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.



In 1995, the results of one of the largest clinical trials to date were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. This study reported that postmenopausal women using HRT for five or more years have a 30-40 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer than do women who do not use hormones. Additionally they found out that this hormone replacement therapy is linked with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and is implicated in a variety of other health problems, ranging from asthma to high blood pressure.



Another study 1995 published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine reported that women on HRT were 50 percent more likely to develop asthma than those who did not take hormones.

Conclusions:

These clinical trials are some of the many that have proved that Hormone Replacement Therapy is not suitable for long-term treatments because it has dangerous side effects such as breast and ovarian cancer, heart attacks and strokes. This is the reason why you should consider alternatives treatments.

Alternative Treatments to Hormone Therapy:

Three levels of approaches can be considered for balancing hormonal levels:
(1) lifestyle changes , (2) alternative medicine and (3) drugs and surgery.

The safest way is to start with the least risky approach and go on to the next level only if it is necessary. Click here to read more about these excellent hormonal imbalance treatments.


 
 
See also information
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    FemHealth.net provide important information about HRT.


  • HRT: Risks & side effects
    Before starting taking synthetic hormones, you should get informed about the HRT riks & side effects in order to be aware of what you can pass through.


  • See also...
  • Natural Hormones
    Natural Hormones play very important roles in our health. Enter here to read informative articles that explain how natural hormones help us stay healthy and how to avoid hormonal imbalance.
  •    

    ©Copyright 2010 - www.femhealth.net - All rights reserved.