Metabolic Syndrome Danger with Hormone Therapy
Written by Dr. Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor
Menopausal women with metabolic syndrome before starting hormone therapy had a 2-fold greater risk for heart attack or dying of heart disease. Metabolic syndrome is classified as those with 3/5 of the following symptoms: Increased abdominal fat, insulin resistance, blood pressure above 130/85mmHg, low HDL and high triglyceride levels. Those women who did not have a previous diagnosis of metabolic syndrome did not have increased risk.
Luckily medicine is catching on and lower doses are being used to treat hormone imbalance. To any women thinking about starting hormone therapy, I recommend booking a visit with your medical or naturopathic doctor to assess your risk levels for heart disease. If you want a more natural approach, READ HERE!
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Andrea Maxim, ND – Creator of the MAXIM MOVEMENT
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) (2012, October 30). Metabolic syndrome makes a difference in hormone therapy risk, analysis suggests. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from