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Why HRT Prescription Has Fallen in the Last 5 Years

A study undertaken in 2009 at Stanford University in California found that women who take HRT for more than five years double their risk of suffering breast cancer for every 12 months they spend taking it.

AnnA Rushton

The figures are hard to be exact about, but it seems that there are more than one million women in Britain taking HRT, and an estimated one million who have stopped taking HRT in recent years, because of health fears.

So what caused that drop of 50 per cent in taking HRT? It seems this is what Dr John Lee described as women ‘voting with their bodies’ rather than the medical profession prescribing less.

A study undertaken in 2009 at Stanford University in California found that women who take HRT for more than five years double their risk of suffering breast cancer for every 12 months they spend taking it. Breast cancer is the most common form of the disease diagnosed in women in Britain and one in nine women will develop the disease in some form in their life. More than 45,000 cases are diagnosed every year and about 15,000 women die from the cancer, although survival rates have increased significantly in recent years.

However, the good news is that within a year of stopping HRT the risk of developing breast cancer was almost back to normal. This was not a small scale study either, unlike the original research on HRT, as more than 57,0000 women were studied which enabled the research team to say conclusively that there was very strong evidence that HRT causes breast cancer.

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wendy | 4:06 pm, March 23rd, 2014

thanks for reply i am going to try the cream, im thinking i should of really had my hormone levels measured so i would know how to balance them properly but i am in the menopause and i have not the energy to fight the doctors any more, i had a breakdown 6 months ago and i feel i am no further on. i understand the cream is not a guarantee to solve all of my problems but i am happy to feel like i am at least making a start

AnnA Rushton | 11:57 am, March 23rd, 2014

Sadly Wendy this is true, but we do know there are GP’s in the UK prescribing Serenity on the NHS but it is at the discretion of their local policy and management. A jar of hormone cream normally lasts up to 3 months if you order direct and you do not need a prescription for this. Dr Jeffrey Dach in the USA recommends a combined cream of progesterone and oestrogen, like 20-1, for hormonal symptoms and depression and you may his article interesting to read:
http://www.bio-hormone-health.com/2010/12/08/bioidentical-hormones-for-anxiety-and-depression/

wendy | 10:42 am, March 23rd, 2014

i think a lot of women understand the dangers of hrt derived from horses urine, the problem is getting your doctor to listen to you, it is an ongoing battle to get hormone blood levels checked and impossible to get bio identicle hormones prescribed,they would rather prescribe anti depressents even though i have taken them off and on since my early twenties i am now 50 and they have never worked. unless you can afford to go private im afraid i have no hope for a healthy future

 
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