HRTs Prove to Cause a Variety of Problems
Hormone replacement therapies have been getting a lot of bad press lately. It was recently discovered that the therapy used to treat menopausal symptoms could be linked to problems like increased risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center looked at data from more than 27,000 women who took part in two separate HRT trials, one for 1.1 years, the other for 5.6 years. Over this time, a total of 335 cases of kidney stones were reported among women taking hormone therapy compared to 284 cases in those who took placebos.