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Anyone watch Dr. Oz yesterday and hear how the Pill is supposed to be helpful in preventing ovarian and uterine cancers?

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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 10, 2012
    • I’m kinda mad.  For years I was told that they increased the risk of cancer, so I never went on them.  Now they say that they protect against the very cancer that grandmother died of and that I should have been on them all thru my 20’s.  Now that sex is off the board for me, they‘re telling that I should be on them now to help with peri-menopause symtoms.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 10, 2012
    • My boss prescribes low dose birth control for peri-menopause. As our estrogen and progesterone drops we are at increased risk for some types of cancer and also at higher risk for heart disease. Estrogen is known to help prevent arteriorsclorosis which is why historically men get hardening of the arteries at an earlier age than women. After menopause when we stop producing estrogen our risk goes up for heart disease even with men.  

      I didn’t see the show but he should have also added that some women are estrogen dominant and should not take any form of estrogen supplementation by itself or their risk of breast cancer goes up.  

      It’s important to have your levels tested before taking anything, I believe. Dr. Madden’s practice does saliva testing. Your doctor may also have a blood test available to test your estrogen levels but they‘re not 100 percent accurate because our levels fluctuate so much as we‘re in peri-menopause.




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 10, 2012
    • I guess there are some things I’m going to have to discuss with the doc when I go in for my annual physical.




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