Comment: Hormone Replacement Therapy can Decrease Peripheral Arterial Disease

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Dr David Brownstein, M.D.

A new study presented at the 65th Vascular Annual Meeting of the Society of Vascular Surgery found the use of HRT in postmenopausal women is associated with a significant reduction in the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease.  The authors studied data from 847,982 postmenopausal women. The researchers found that women who used HRT were found to have a 20% decreased risk of developing arteral disease.  In addition there was a similar decline in diabetes in HRT users as compared to non-HRT users.


Our experience has clearly shown that bioidentical HRT therapy is more effective and safer than conventional HRT use. It would be interesting to look at a future study comparing the rate of peripheral artery disease in women who take bioidentical HRT versus women who take synthetic HRT.


Click here to read more on the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vascular Surgery.


About David Brownstein, M.D.:

David Brownstein, M.D., a board-certified family physician, is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich. He is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine in the United States. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success in using natural hormone and nutritional therapies in his practice. Dr. Brownstein has authored ten books, including eight national, best-selling books.


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