Non-Human Estrogen Use

Evaluating Risk Factors: Non-Human Estrogen Use

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as non-human estrogen use — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate having used hormones, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you used non-human estrogens (such as Premarin, Estrace, or Prempro)? In the past, it may have been referred to as HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy).
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ For under 5 years, but not any more
→ For 5 or more years, but not any more
→ Current use for under 5 years
→ Current use for 5 or more years

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either discontinued non-human estrogen use or non-human estrogen use, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Breast Cancer

Recent findings from a landmark study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine in 1995 and involving 121,700 women, revealed startling effects from non-human estrogen use.  It warned that women who used this type of estrogens to offset the symptoms of menopause also increased their chance of developing breast cancer by 30-40% by taking the hormone for more than five years.  In women aged between 60 and 64, the risk of breast cancer rose to 70% after five years of use.  Finally, the study concluded that women were 45% more likely to die from breast cancer than those who chose not to use them or used them for less than five years.

Gallbladder Disease

Taking non-human estrogens after menopause doubles the risk of gallbladder disease.

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