Heyyyy! This is my first official post! Super excited. I am going to try and post once a week when I find interesting health stories and tidbits. The site will kind of be like my own little post it note collection. I hope that you find it useful! Have a great day 🙂
The first bit of information I am posting has to deal with a topic that hits close to home. My mother had breast cancer, most likely caused by higher than needed elevation due to a number of therapies she was on. Here’s a story which details one previously recommended estrogen treatment that may not be so necessary to inflict on our bodies anymore.
Estrogen Does Not Prevent Second Stroke
Estrogen hormone replacement therapy does not reduce the risk of stroke or death in postmenopausal women who have already had a stroke according to a report from the first randomized, controlled clinical trial of estrogen therapy for secondary prevention of cerebrovascular disease.
Previous observational studies have suggested that estrogen replacement therapy may reduce the risk of stroke and death in postmenopausal women. However, it was not clear whether the apparent benefits of estrogen among women in those studies were due to the hormone therapy or other factors. This new study helped resolve this question. According to the researchers, estrogen therapy should not be prescribed for the purpose of preventing a second stroke or death in postmenopausal women.
On a brighter note, though, we have been living longer as a society. Cheers to the good news. Now let’s keep up the good work and live some healthy lives 🙂
Life expectancy for the U.S. population reached a record high of 76.9 years in 2014 as mortality declined for several leading causes of death, according to preliminary figures from a report released by HHS’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The report shows that age-adjusted death rates continued to fall for heart disease and cancer, the two leading causes of death in the U.S. that account for more than half of all deaths in the country each year. Mortality from heart disease has declined steadily since 1950, while cancer mortality has been on the decline since 1990.
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