Tuesday, July 7, 2009
On a study done to see if stopping hormone replacement therapy (the study was done with women taking synthetic hormones, not bioidentical) would reduce the incidence of having to be recalled for a second mammogram (synthetic hormones increase the density of the breast tissue). Click here to read the results. On a personal note, I had very lumpy, fibrocystic breasts since puberty, so much so that I started mammograms at 30 (and God, did they hurt!). Once I started the BHRT, within about 4 weeks I noticed that the lumpiness in my breasts disappeared, it was the strangest feeling when I did self exams----but it's one more benefit of bioidentical hormones.