Hello and welcome to my new blog site. I promised all of my patients that I would write a book on estrogens and hormone replacement therapy and am well on my way to finishing it. There are 6000 women becoming menopausal everyday (that means they have said good bye to their last menstrual cycle and entering a new phase of their lives called POST MENOPAUSE) and they don’t know what to do about taking estrogens. No wonder. Every decade the opinion on whether or not women should take hormones seems to change – because studies come out that contradict each other. In addition you read that estrogen-like products (such as BPA) cause cancer but then you hear about clinics promoting safe bio-identical estrogen therapy. What should you do? You’re having hot flashes, you’re not sleeping and you are having other problems down there (you know where). The purpose of my book and this blog is to be a source of up to date, credible information about the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy. And spoiler alert – new information is coming out about some of the benefits of estrogens that are really important to know.
Sandra C. Rice MD
I am a board certified physician who has practiced general internal medicine for 36 years in the Pacific Northwest. Thousands of my patients have looked to me for advice regarding management of their menopause and post-menopausal years. Since I retired a year ago, I have focused my energy on researching everything there is to know about the history and current status of hormone therapy.
About This Site
The goal of this site and my pending book, The Estrogen Questions, is to provide women with the most up-to-date information that is important for them to know regarding the benefits and risks of HRT, or hormone replacement therapy. I base my comments on my review of articles and studies from respected experts in the menopause field and occasionally will share my personal opinion and observation from my 36 years of medical practice where issues are controversial or not yet conclusively established. This information is not meant to be construed as medical treatment or advice. My intention is to provide the background women need in order to have meaningful discussions with their medical providers to explore what is best for them based on their unique health situations and preferences.
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