Conventional Or Alternative

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) now recommend against starting HRT for women who have had a heart attack, although women who have been taking HRT prior to a heart attack may continue.

HRT...Pro's and Con's. Doctors sometimes prescribe the hormones estrogen and progestin, in a treatment called hormone replacement therapy (HRT), to ease the signs of menopause. It may also protect you against more serious illness in the future. Many women take HRT. Some women should not. It may or may not be the right choice for you.

Kinds of HRT If you are going through menopause, you may be considering the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The following articles contain detailed information about hormone replacement therapy, and its risks and benefits.

Plant-based Therapies and Herbal Remedies Some women prefer to use different parts of plants, such as fruits, flowers, leaves and roots, to treat menopausal symptoms.

Treatments Traditional | Alternative Read both and decide which is best for you, if any.

Soy and HRT The Human diet contains foods that may have an influence on menopause and menopausal symptoms. Some foods have high levels of phytoestrogens, or plant estrogens.

Soy and your Hormones Exciting new research suggests that women on prescription hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may receive many benefits by adding soy protein to their diet. HRT has been shown in many studies to increase risk of breast and endometrial cancer.

These pages are not to be misconstrued as medical advice--we are not doctors. Only your doctor can give you medical advice.

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Last Modified on Sept. 2, 2001