Menopause Hormone Therapy

Osteoporosis: Treatment

By NWHN Staff | Nov 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Treatment

Women want to know when it is appropriate to take a drug for osteoporosis, and which treatments are safe and effective. History has shown that preventing loss of bone mineral density in women who are otherwise at low risk of experiencing a fracture is dangerous.

What Options Are Available to Manage Hot Flashes?

By Shaniqua Seth | May 11, 2017 | Comments Off on What Options Are Available to Manage Hot Flashes?

There are various methods for managing menopausal symptoms. It’s important for women to have comprehensive information about the treatment options available so they can decide which one is best for them.

What Herbal Therapies Are Safe and Beneficial for Menopausal Symptoms?

By Shaniqua Seth | Nov 10, 2016 | Comments Off on What Herbal Therapies Are Safe and Beneficial for Menopausal Symptoms?

Certain herbal remedies claim to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, and mood changes. There is, however, a lack of quality scientific studies and evidence that herbal remedies are effective in relieving menopause symptoms, and a lack of knowledge about their long-term safety.

Hormone Risk Throughout the Lifespan

By NWHN Staff | May 3, 2016 | Comments Off on Hormone Risk Throughout the Lifespan

Millions of women take hormones every day, and yet many don’t fully realize the risks. People often forget that the birth control pill, revolutionary, game-changing medicine, is in fact, a drug. In its early form, “the Pill” had such high hormone levels and negative side effects that women, and the women’s health community, protested — and succeeded in making it safer.

KEEPS on Keeping On

By Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Nov 6, 2015 | Comments Off on KEEPS on Keeping On

The myth that menopausal hormone therapy prevents heart attack and dementia should have died a swift death after the definitive results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) a dozen years ago.  But the concept that hormones might prevent some disease —in some women, somewhere, sometime, somehow — just keeps rising from the grave.

Non-Hormonal Alternatives For Menopausal Symptoms

By NWHN Staff | Nov 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Non-Hormonal Alternatives For Menopausal Symptoms

The much-belated Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) data have patently discredited two popular post-Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) theories (the “timing hypothesis” and the “bioidentical Hormone Therapy is better than synthetic Hormone Therapy” argument).

Two Years Too Late? Researchers Announce Hoped-For Results, Stall on Revealing Actual Data

By Cindy Pearson | Nov 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Two Years Too Late? Researchers Announce Hoped-For Results, Stall on Revealing Actual Data

Two years ago, proponents of the “critical period” theory of menopause hormone therapy (HT) told women that HT could improve cognition, and possibly protect their hearts, if treatment began shortly after menopause. Two years later, we’re finding out that these statements weren’t backed up by evidence, contrary to claims made at the time.

Challenging Unproven Medicine and Saving Lives

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Challenging Unproven Medicine and Saving Lives

You would think that the medical establishment would rejoice and celebrate this historic public health achievement: science giving women and their health care providers information that we can use to guide our behavior in a way that dramatically improves our health and saves lives. But, in the case of the WHI, you’d be wrong.

The Network Recognized by the National Breast Cancer Coalition

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2012 | Comments Off on The Network Recognized by the National Breast Cancer Coalition

We are thrilled that the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) recently honored the Network with its Grassroots Activism Award for our success in reducing the incidence of breast cancer! The Network’s longtime advocacy — including our members’ and supporters’ activism —challenged the widespread use of hormone therapy and led to this important accomplishment.

Ghostwritten Articles Helped Sell Hormones

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Nov 26, 2009 | Comments Off on Ghostwritten Articles Helped Sell Hormones

If you or your mother became menopausal between the 1960s and 90s, you know that most women were pressured to take hormones from their first hot flash until their death. A friend joked that all women would be clutching a vial of Premarin on their death-beds. Joking aside, all Network members should be proud to be part of the only national membership organization that consistently opposed estrogen for disease prevention.