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Are You Aware of the Risks Associated with Premarin?

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 11th, 2009
Menopause is a part of life that many women dread, and with good reason. Almost all women have grown up hearing tales of hot flashes, mood-swings and emotional outbursts. While some women breeze through “the change” with little to no discomfort or inconveniences, menopause can come with a host of troubling changes, but sometimes the dangerous drugs prescribed to combat these issues can be even more harmful than the original problems. 
 
At the root of many of the unwelcome symptoms of menopause is the rapid drop off in estrogen that occurs after menopause. According to an article on Wikipedia, estrogen plays a part in a great number of roles in women’s health. Not only does it prepare the uterus for pregnancy, but it also aids in metabolism, skin and blood vessel health, protein synthesis, blood coagulation, fluid balance, gastrointestinal health, lung function, mental health and many other roles. When estrogen levels decline, according to WomensHealthCareForum.com, menopausal and peri-menopausal women can experience a range of symptoms including, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, vaginal changes, loss of bone density, mood swings, urinary problems, lack of concentration, low libido, weight changes and hair thinning.
 
To overcome these issues some doctors prescribe hormone replacement drugs such as Premarin, which is a synthetic form of estrogen. Unfortunately, this type of dangerous drug has been linked to breast cancer. As explained in an article on Ehow.com, estrogen promotes the growth of breast and uterine tissue, so it can also stimulate hormone-dependant breast cancer growth. The risks also increase the longer the hormone treatment is taken.
 
If you or a loved one has had negative medical side-effects brought on by hormone replacement therapy drugs you should speak with an experience attorney. We deal with product liability cases and can offer you a free assessment.