Guest Lynne Clemens Posted February 7, 2002 Report Share Posted February 7, 2002 I read 2 articles in a local paper yesterday regarding Estrogen or hormone replacement. The first article dealt with HRT for menopausal women and why there may be no health benefit for many women who take it if they had no annoyiing symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes. The article suggested that estrogen replacement may actually make women feel SICKER, more lethargic, run down, besides the risk factors such as breast cancer. The second article shocked me, because I had never heard of it before. It dealt with giving girls who were prone to be tall estrogen to mature them faster, thus keeping them from growing too tall. It is a practice begun in the 1950's, when tall women may have been stigmatized for their height. While many endocrinologists want to ban it, it was said that 22% of pediatric endos had prescribed estrogen for this purpose. I was appalled! They have no idea how they may be affecting the rest of the endocrine system with this type of therapy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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