Q: Does adding hormones increase bone loss?
If you find research supporting the addition of estrogen replacement therapy (ERT), you may be reading about adding it in low doses meant to limit menopausal changes. However, in 2006, studies revealed this therapy to be too risky and its popularity ended then. The risks included heart disease, cancer, and more. In recent years, many European and American associations have taken ERT off the market because of these risks. Dr. Brown and the Center for Better Bones favor working with nature to gain good health. Regardless of what choice you make, we do encourage you to be conscious of the risks of ERT, especially if you are at high risk for estrogen-type diseases.
Listen to Dr. Brown discuss more information on this topic below. If you are interested in reading more information about this topic, look at our article called Estrogen Therapy Isn’t an Option for Osteoporosis Anymore.