Beware of Hormone Pills for Menopause

For women taking hormone pills for menopause – they now have one more thing to worry about their health. As part of an analysis about hormone pills and the possibility of kidney stones, Dr. Naim Maalouf and his team analyzed government research.  Out of the 24,000 postmenopausal women taking either hormones or dummy pills in the study, those who were using hormones were 21% more likely to develop kidney stones over a five year period.

Dr. Naim Maalouf cautioned that women who are thinking of taking hormone pills should weigh the benefit against the risk of kidney stones. Certainly, they should also be aware of potential other health problems including breast cancers, heart attacks, and other serious problems that have been linked to these pills.

The results of this study indicate that in the course of a year, out of 10,000 postmenopausal women taking hormones, five would develop kidney stones who wouldn’t have developed them otherwise.

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