Estrogen Alternative: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy and SERMs, the New Estrogen Substitutes

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For years, postmenopausal women have been faced with the estrogen dilemma. Replacing estrogen has been proven to lower the incidence of heart disease, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease--but it has also been shown to increase the risks of breast and uterine cancer--until now.

New synthetic hormones, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs), provide many of the benefits of estrogen without the risks. The Estrogen Alternative is the first book to reveal the latest ...

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Overview

For years, postmenopausal women have been faced with the estrogen dilemma. Replacing estrogen has been proven to lower the incidence of heart disease, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease--but it has also been shown to increase the risks of breast and uterine cancer--until now.

New synthetic hormones, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs), provide many of the benefits of estrogen without the risks. The Estrogen Alternative is the first book to reveal the latest advances in the field. This guide will answer all of your questions about traditional estrogen therapy, herbal estrogen therapy, and SERMs, as well as which form of hormone replacement therapy is best for you. A revolution is taking place in women's health. Reading this book is the first step toward helping yourself take a more active role in your health--and your future.

"...discusses new synthetic hormones that can provide the benefits of estrogen replacement without the risks of breast and uterine cancer...updated with new material for the paperback edition."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780399525322
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Pages: 197
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The estrogen dilemma 5
2 The serms solution 37
3 Are serms for you? 61
4 Raloxifene and how to take it 91
5 Boosting the benefits 109
6 Natural remedies and serms: should you try the healing herbs? 139
7 Raloxifene, tamoxifen and beyond: preventing breast cancer through serms 159
8 Medicine in the new millennium 175
Afterword 183
Suggested reading 191
Index 193
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