The Estrogen Alternative: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Hormone Replacement Therapy and SERMS, the New Estrogen Substitutes

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Most women know the benefits of estrogen replacement after menopause: It reduces the risk of osteoporosis heart disease, even Alzheimer's disease. Many are still reluctant to take it, because it increases the incidence of breast and uterine cancer. But there is a revolution occurring in hormone replacement therapy Synthetic hormones, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) can give women some of the benefits of estrogen without the risks. And The Estrogen Alternative is the first book to discuss how the latest advances in this field will dramatically improve women's health.

Written by Steven R. Goldstein, M.D., a world-renowned obstetrician and gynecologist, and Laurie Ashner, a prominent journalist and therapist, The Estrogen Alternative will answer the questions women have about traditional estrogen therapy, herbal estrogen therapy, SERMs, and arm readers with information they need to have when they consult their doctors.

A member of an advisory board for the team that developed Raloxifene, one of the first SERMs to garner FDA approval, Dr. Goldstein is uniquely qualified to advise women on the cutting-edge of hormone replacement therapy. He discusses the subject in the way every woman wishes her own doctor would, and shows the remarkable strides medicine is making. The Estrogen Alternative is a resource every woman can use to help maintain good health in the second half of her life.

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This book will be sought out by women wishing to know more about Evista, Eli Lilly's trade name for raloxifene, which received FDA approval in January 1998 for the prevention of osteoporosis ... Read full review


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Goldstein is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine and director of Gynecological Ultrasound at NYU Medical Center.

laurie ashner is a writer, certified educational therapist, psycholotherapist, and columnist

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