Plastic Surgeons ask – Hormone Replacement Therapy – Good or Bad?
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been studied over and over – they’ve even studied the studies.
A recent study published in May, 2008 by Dr. Otilia Vanegar of the San Cecilia Hospital in Grenada, included 534 women.
She found the HRT relieved the symptoms of hot flashes, headache, insomnia, depression and memory loss, without weight changes.
She also found an improvement in women’s lipid profiles and bone density.
Breast cancer was also less frequent than in the general population.
HRT has a positive record as a form of anti-aging intervention. The goal of interventional endocrinology is to restore to normal levels the essential hormone levels that have diminished over time. These hormones need to be monitored periodically and replacement therapy adjusted accordingly.