Dr. Lorraine Maita was featured in “What Every Woman Needs to Know About Hormone Replacement” in Life Extension Magazine:
Many women fear the onset of menopause. They find the changes in their minds and bodies to be depressing. Most women gain weight and lose bone, hair, and memory, and their risk for cardiovascular disease increases. They suffer from hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disruption, mood swings, irritability, dry and sagging skin, loss of interest in life, low libido, anxiety, and depression.
The landmark 2002 study Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) initially scared many doctors from prescribing hormone replacement therapy, and women feared taking it. After years of researching the subgroups in this study and analyzing new trials of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, there is new evidence that hormone replacement therapy can be beneficial.