"You mean we can take Estrogen now, after 60, we can start now? I was hoping I would be allowed to take estrogen for specific issues but also because frankly, I have read that the benefits can help with the aging process like our memory, bone health, heart health and our skin.... Is this really true I asked one of the top Doctors, Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith, GYN, who is the founder of the Complete Midlife Wellness Center in Austin.
"Absolutely... but not orally, but yes, every woman in menopause and after menopause should find a Dr. to talk about this topic and educate themselves!"
"I was told I had missed the window... and now after 60, I was 10 years post menopause and it was risky?"
"This is not true," said Dr. Susan.
"How could I/We have been so misled? Two years ago my very smart OB told me I had missed the window on Hormone Therapy as I was 10 years post menopause."
"This is so frustrating to hear but thank goodness for Susan Dominus' New York Times article...."Women Have Been Misled About Menopause," published on Feb 1 (just 2 weeks ago)."
"Yes, that's why I called you... we need to continue this conversation. My friends in their 60's all were told absolutely NO Hormone Therapy and 2 weeks ago, since this article was published we are learning this is no longer true... this is so upsetting that we were so misled but how do we know what the truth really is...can we just rely on this article?"...