The FDA Approves Novel Drug to Treat Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Caused by Menopause. This is the title of a CNN article that has several misleading components. In fact, the entire article is loaded with misleading information that contributes to the confusion millions of women experience on a daily basis when it comes to menopause.
The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new type of drug to treat hot flashes and night sweats during menopause.
The article states that Veozah is one of those drugs that are sold to women who are experiencing hot flashes and night sweats as a result of menopause. This is big news for women who have hot flashes and those who have to listen to women experience those hot flashes, but is it really a good thing?
Articles such as this one give women the impression that menopause is something they have to endure and that the best way to manage the miserable symptoms of menopause is to take drugs such as Veozah. How depressing and not accurate at all.
There are several things that stood out to me in this article that I want to set straight.
"The FDA Approves Novel Drug to Treat Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Caused by Menopause"
Hot flashes are not caused by menopause. The same thing that causes hot flashes is the same thing that causes menopause, estrogen deficiency.Remember, menopause is the one-year anniversary of not having a period (not a state of being). This happens when estrogen gets too low and stays too low.
“Women at higher risk of stroke, heart attacks or some kinds of cancer are sometimes advised against using hormone replacement therapies because they increase the risk of blood clots and cancers.”
This could not be further from the truth. Women BECOME at higher risk of stroke, heart attacks, and all types of cancer when estrogen remains too low for too long. There is plenty of data in the National Library of Medicine and other professional databases that support this. As long as the Medical Establishment keeps saying estrogen causes cancer, then doctors will not prescribe estrogen and women will suffer the side effects of estrogen deficiency like menopause, and the side effects of it such as hot flashes. Menopause does not cause hot flashes; the same thing that causes menopause causes hot flashes, estrogen deficiency.
“During menopause, the body produces less estrogen and progesterone. The tapering of these hormones can trigger sleep disruptions, mood swings and hot flashes – periods of sweating, flushing and chills that may last several minutes.”
My question is, if they know that sleep issues, hot flashes, mood swings, etc., are caused by declining estrogen and progesterone levels, doesn’t it make sense to fully restore those hormones to healthy levels again? This way women wouldn’t need to experience the debilitating mental and physical side effects deficient hormones cause. It brings me back to the question, who benefits from keeping women estrogen deficient?
“For many women, short-term hormone replacement therapy is still going to be the most-effective and least-expensive option for dealing with hot flashes, she said.”
The general message to women about estrogen is that it is to be used short term, at the lowest dose possible for temporarily managing hot flashes. This does not make sense. Why would you only want to “manage” the problem for a short time? Wouldn’t a woman want to fully restore hormones for the longest period of time for maximum clinical results? How can a short-term homeopathic protocol be the most effective at helping women get rid of symptoms brought on by declining estrogen levels? Where is this data? I have not seen this to be the case.
“Hormone replacement got a bad rap in 2002, after a government-funded health study found that it could raise the risk of cancer and blood clots.”
This is the fake study they still use to this day to scare doctors away from fully restoring much-needed estrogen for women. Read my article The Truth About Estrogen and Cancer to learn the truth behind this lie.
Take a moment and ask yourself, could it be possible the Medical Establishment has been lying about estrogen and cancer all along to scare women from taking estrogen and to keep doctors from prescribing it in adequate amounts? Who stands to benefit from this medical approach? There is Big Pharma business in keeping women estrogen deficient.
“The institute concluded that the drug would be considered cost-effective for women who can’t take hormone replacement therapy.”
Most women benefit from hormone replacement therapy. There are very few women who cannot take estrogen contrary to what is being said. Those who do not do well are those women who are generally very unhealthy.
“The price of the drug before insurance would be $550 a month.”
In my opinion, it is more cost-effective to spend that $550 a month on good hormone therapy designed to fully restore deficient hormones. This way, you won’t have to spend hundreds of dollars more a month on additional drugs, supplements, and procedures to address the other mental illness issues and physical malfunction problems estrogen deficiency brings a woman.
“The most common side effects reported in the studies were abdominal pain, diarrhea, insomnia, back pain, hot flush and elevated liver enzymes.”
Let me get this straight, this drug’s side effects are the same as what the drug was intended to address? How is this good for women?
It is articles like this one put out by corporate media that sell the drugs of their sponsors to women suffering from hormone deficiencies that otherwise would not exist if hormones were fully restored.
Most of what you read and watch in the mainstream media regarding estrogen, perimenopause, and menopause are wrong. And it's really up to you to filter out misinformation which means you need to educate yourself about estrogen and the impact it has on the mind and body of women when they have enough of it and what happens when it remains too low for too long.
I have a different approach to menopause, and that is to not experience it at all. I never would have thought that reestablishing and maintaining a regular menstrual cycle by way of estrogen and progesterone restoration would me feel so good. I was always told the menstrual cycle is the enemy but I came to see that the menstrual cycle is not the problem, estrogen deficiency is the problem.
The best way to not fall into the perpetual symptoms management medical trap for menopause is to fully restore your hormones. It won't be long until women realize that all they needed all along was enough estrogen.
Getting enough of the right hormones is up to you. If you want to get your hormones balanced so you may never experience estrogen deficiency again, I encourage you to take control of your own hormone health and participate in my signature program Balance Your Hormones. I can help you get your hormones balanced so you may never have to experience hot flashes or the other thousands of mental and physical diseases estrogen-deficient women are susceptible to.
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