Hormone Wars: A 15 Year Lie & the Menopausal Hostage Crisis in America
Updated: Feb 8, 2020
The Menopausal Woman’s Plight:
Patient: “Doctor, I’m miserable! I’m having hot flashes and night sweats, I’ve gained 30 pounds that won’t budge, I’m depressed, and I don’t want to have sex with my husband.”
Doctor: “Well, your lab results are normal. You’re just getting older.”
Patient: “I need help. I’m already exercising and eating well. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to feel better.”
Doctor: “Well…I can give you an anti-depressant that may help with your hot flashes and depression, but it can also cause weight gain. I can’t give you any hormone replacement because it causes breast cancer and other health problems. Perhaps if you just have sex more often, your sex drive will get better.”
This true patient account highlights the ongoing plight of menopausal women in America….
They are being held hostage…trapped in bodies they can’t escape from and often can’t control…and the key to their release, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is purposely being withheld from them because of a 15 year lie....
Sadly, their pleas for help fall upon the deaf ears of doctors unwilling to look beyond the results of outdated and flawed scientific research.
The Scope of the Crisis
Women don’t go through menopause…it’s their permanent hormonal destiny. 51 million American women are in menopause, and 2 million more enter menopause each year.
A hundred years ago, menopause didn’t matter because women often died before or shortly after entering menopause. Now, women’s average life expectancy is 88 years which means they’ll spend approximately one-third of their lives (around 30 years) in menopause.
Why does it matter? Shouldn’t a woman who’s lived through approximately 456 periods be able to handle a few hot flashes and some vaginal dryness? There’s more to the story….
The Cost of Not Negotiating
Many people don’t realize menopause can cause problems much more dangerous than annoying physical symptoms…
…It can cause permanent diseases which rob a woman of more than just her sleep, sex drive, and sanity...and rob her of her life.
Here are some facts:
· Heart disease is the number one killer of women. The American Heart Association acknowledges the loss of natural estrogen as women age can contribute to the higher risk of heart disease after menopause.