Dangers of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

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If you’re one of the millions of women suffering from menopause symptoms, it’s worth learning about the dangers of hormone replacement therapy. Learning about HRT risks might lead to you decide to seek out natural menopause treatments as a better alternative to provide relief.

What is HRT Used For?

In widespread use since the 1960s, hormone replacement therapy is most commonly prescribed for menopause symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Lack of libido
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disorders
  • Urinary problems
  • Preventing osteoporosis

While many women have in fact noticed relief from certain menopausal symptoms after starting hormone replacement therapy, there have been a number of health risks uncovered related to both short-term and long-term use of HRT. Long-term use (ten years or more) of certain hormones formulas has proved to result in a significant increase in health risks such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Blood clots
  • Stroke

Is There a Link Between HRT and Cancer?

Scarily, yes.

There are two main types of hormone replacement therapy, and each has a different influence on cancer.

Estrogen-only HRT – Can increase the risk of ovarian cancer. When used for ten years or more, can also increase the risk of breast cancer.

Combination HRT (taking both estrogen and progesterone) – Can increase the risk of breast cancer by an alarming 75%, even if not used on a long-term basis. In fact, your risk for cancer increases the most during the first two to three years of taking these hormones. But undergoing combination HRT does more than just increase the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer. It can also increase the chance that the cancer will be at a more advanced stage when it is found. Even worse, it can also lead to a higher chance that the patient will actually lose their battle to cancer.

These statistics apply to both synthetic and “natural” or “bio-identical” hormone replacement therapy.

If you or a woman you care about is considering undergoing HRT to help with menopause symptoms, please research your options. Talk to your doctor about all the possible risks as well as alternatives that might be available to you.

Natural Menopause Treatments as Alternatives to HRT

There is a revolutionary therapeutic device called LadyCare that has provided relief from menopause symptoms to thousands and thousands of women across the US and the UK.

This easy-to-use, discreet, drug-free device uses magnotherapy to assist your body in experiencing relief as quickly as the first day of use.

Some benefits users have reported include:

  • Freedom from hot flashes
  • Better skin tone
  • Improved sleep
  • More energy
  • Reduced or no mood swings
  • Reduced bloating

While every woman’s physiology is different, most users see improvement within days or weeks of using the LadyCare device. Some women may need to use the device a little longer.

All in all, more than 70% of users have reported noticing considerable relief from their perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms thanks to their LadyCare device. It just might help you experience relief, too. Plus, with no reported negative side effects, you won’t have to worry about any of the same risks or dangers you would with HRT. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. You can learn more about the LadyCare device here.

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.

Can LadyCare Relieve Hot Flashes?

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Whether you’re sitting in an important meeting at work, watching TV at home, or out shopping with a friend, that first droplet of sweat is always the worst, isn’t it? You’re minding your own business, trying to live a normal life, when suddenly it starts. Your body starts to flush from the inside out, your head and chest get unimaginably warm, and then the flood starts. At this point, most women reach for a magazine or newspaper – anything to fan themselves and cool off.

If the physical discomfort weren’t bad enough, some women also worry about what their co-workers or even strangers will think when they notice their face turn red and appear sweaty. All in all, there aren’t many menopause symptoms worse than hot flashes.

I know I’m not alone in wishing there was some sort of natural menopause treatment to help provide relief from symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. Is it possible the LadyCare therapeutic device could offer the fast relief you’re searching for?

Many women have reported that the LadyCare device has changed their lives for the better, and we’ll share some of their stories with you.

Am I Alone?

If you’re the first in your circle of friends to reach perimenopause, let me assure you, you’re definitely not alone. A staggering 75% of perimenopausal and menopausal women suffer from hot flashes and/or night sweats. Only a small minority of them say these flushes have “little to no effect” on their quality of life.

As many as 25-30% of women entering or going through menopause suffer from severe hot flashes that have a serious effect on their quality of life. On the extreme side, that might mean several five to 10-minute episodes of flushing per hour, and as many as 20-30 hot flashes in a given day.

Even if you’re “lucky” enough to have flushes that last under a minute, or ones that only occur a few times a week, how much more enjoyable would life be without these unpredictable episodes?

A natural, drugless menopause treatment for hot flashes?

Many women who suffer from hot flashes are looking for a natural menopause treatment to help them combat the symptoms without having to turn to potentially dangerous treatments like HRT or other medications.

The good news is there are several natural actions you can take to try to keep your hot flashes or night sweats at bay.

Our bodies’ temperatures are regulated by a part of the brain that keeps us in a “thermal neutral zone.” That just means that no matter the fluctuations in the temperature around us, our bodies work to stay at the same internal temperature. During perimenopause and menopause, it’s thought that this regulator is affected by the hormonal and other changes occurring within the body, leading to hot flashes and night sweats.

One natural way to stave off those inconvenient and often embarrassing episodes is by sipping plenty of cold fluids to help keep your body’s temperature down.

While there is rather inconsistent research on whether or not exercise really makes a difference in the presence of hot flashes, many menopausal women do say they notice a difference in their comfort and quality of life with regular exercise. (Check out our post on the best exercises for menopausal women to get ideas on what might feel good for your body.)

It’s not the easiest time of life to drop weight but if you are a bit overweight, losing some of those extra pounds could also help to keep you more comfortable during this transition period.

There’s another totally natural, drug-free menopause relief device that’s currently being used by hundreds of thousands of women across the UK and the US. It’s called LadyCare, and here’s what one of our lovely users has to say about how it’s helped her get relief from hot flashes and other menopause symptoms:

How Has LadyCare Helped With Hot Flashes?

“I am 51 years old and have been experiencing hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia as well as other menopause symptoms for approximately two years. I purchased the LadyCare (device) about a month ago and couldn’t be more pleased! From the first day I wore it my hot flushes all but disappeared. I am sleeping better and feel less anxious. I was having up to 25 hot flushes a day and although I still get feelings of warmth a couple of times a day, it’s not near what it used to be. My libido has also improved. My husband and I are both very happy!”

Laura H., Ohio

Geri from New Jersey agrees:

“Although I am just out of menopause, I still experience some night sweats and mood swings. So when I heard about LadyCare, I decided to try it, and I’m overjoyed with the results! It has given me renewed energy, has literally stopped the night sweats, and has helped me maintain a positive attitude—such a relief from feeling depressed or lethargic. There is no ‘down’ side to using LadyCare—drug-free, easy to use, and just one LadyCare product proves way less expensive than the $76.00 a month I was paying for bio-identicals!”

Geri D., Southampton, NJ

Is it worth finding out if this revolutionary, drug-free device will help alleviate your hot flashes and other menopause symptoms, too?

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.

Can Exercise Help Ease Menopause Symptoms?

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Many women struggling with menopausal symptoms look for natural menopause treatment to alleviate some of their inconveniences and discomforts. There is plenty of speculation on the Internet as to the benefits of exercise to relieve symptoms, but is there any truth to it?

There’s not really a cut-and-dried way to answer that question, as there are a number of aspects to this broad issue.

First, there isn’t actually conclusive scientific research proving that exercise helps relieve menopause symptoms for most women, though there are a number of independent studies suggesting that it can certainly assist with specific symptoms.

Since our bodies go through so many changes during this stage of our lives, the risk for certain health problems increases, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Breast cancer
  • And more.

Leading a healthy lifestyle in general, including regular exercise and a healthy diet can help lessen the likelihood of developing these serious conditions.

Other benefits of exercise that can lead to relief of menopause symptoms include:

  • Preventing weight gain
  • Lowering stress levels
  • Preventing muscle loss
  • Acting as a natural anti-depressant
  • Increasing overall quality of life

Every woman’s body is different and we each experience a different combination of symptoms – however severe or mild – during menopause. Some of us will feel certain effects more than others, and there are some who could experience the entire range of menopausal symptoms with the volume turned up!

There are natural solutions that may help lessen the discomfort you’re in, and aren’t they worth a shot? After all, you could not only avoid the uncomfortable symptoms but you could also avoid drug-based solutions that could have undesirable side effects.

Study: Benefits of Exercise

CNN recently reported on a study done on menopausal women in Latin America that concluded that sedentary women were 28% more likely to suffer severe menopause symptoms than those who were more active.

Specifically, these sedentary women were 21% more likely to experience hot flashes and 17% more likely to feel depressed.

Would you like the upper hand in that scenario? Read on to find out what you need to do.

What Does it Mean to be Sedentary?

With so many Americans working at desk jobs these days, are you doomed to a sedentary lifestyle if you aren’t a competitive athlete in your spare time?

No, not at all. The CDC suggests the average woman should exercise two and a half hours per week, ideally a half an hour a day, five days a week.

Or if you prefer a more vigorous workout rather than a moderate one, then they recommend just 75 minutes a week. Fifteen minutes a day, five days a week would do.

What Does Adequate Exercise Consist of?

Basically, anything that gets your body moving, your heart rate up and preferably allows you to still be able to carry on a conversation without too much strain.

There are many ways you could get your light-to-moderate exercise on a regular basis. Look through the ideas in this article and see what appeals to you and fits your lifestyle. You might start getting relief from your menopause symptoms as soon as today!

Cardiovascular Benefits

There are many types of exercises with cardiovascular benefits, including:

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Dancing

Women of all ages choose cardiovascular because short sessions can be squeezed in almost anywhere, anytime. Whether you’re walking your dog around your neighborhood, swimming at the hotel pool while on a business trip, or dancing in your living room when no one is watching, cardio can fit into just about any lifestyle.

Looking for something a little more structured? Try a dance class like Zumba, or if you’re ready for something more ambitious, how about a spin class at your local gym?

Because the risk of cardiovascular disease increases when you reach menopause, you can keep your heart healthier through regular, moderate cardio exercise.


Whether you enjoy the group dynamic of a yoga class or prefer to do yoga in the privacy of your own home, yoga can help relieve a number of menopause symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue

Strength Training

Osteoporosis becomes a real concern when we enter the menopause phase, as women then become much more likely to suffer a reduction in bone mass. Exercises that focus on strength training like using dumbbells or weight machines have been shown to:

  • Increase muscle strength
  • Build bone
  • Burn fat
  • Speed up metabolism

All of which can help combat menopause symptoms. If you’re searching for a natural menopause treatment to alleviate your hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, lack of libido, fatigue, or any other symptoms, why not ease into an exercise routine to increase your quality of life and reap both its physical and mental benefits?

Natural and Drug-Free Menstrual Relief

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Does such a thing exist? If you, your daughter or your loved one is suffering from menstrual pain month after month, you’re probably ready to try just about anything to bring them relief from their period pains. While many doctors and websites recommend “traditional” avenues such as pain relievers, birth control medications and even surgeries to relieve the pain, we’re convinced there’s another way.

Having spent years paving the way for natural menopause relief with our revolutionary LadyCare device, we applied the same philosophy to menstrual relief when we created the MN8 device.

This natural, discreet therapeutic device helps you experience relief from:

  • Menstrual cramps in abdomen, back and thighs
  • Endometriosis (a painful condition where lining from the uterus grows outside of the uterus)
  • Breast tenderness
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Facial spots
  • Water retention
  • Bloating
  • PMS symptoms

How Does it Work?

MN8 is a drug-free, 100% natural menstrual relief device that offers an alternative for women who prefer to avoid drugs when possible. No adverse reactions have been reported, and it has been reported to assist with a wide variety of symptoms.

The MN8 therapeutic device may help to relieve all types of menstrual symptoms, most notably painful cramping in the abdomen, back and thighs, bloating and breast tenderness. It has also been reported to provide other benefits, including stronger nails, shinier hair and softer skin.

The MN8 device uses magnotherapy to help your body experience relief from a variety of symptoms. It is simply attached to your underwear and worn a day or two before your period begins, through to the end of your period. It can even be worn in the bra to assist with breast tenderness.

If you suffer extreme discomfort during your period, it is recommended that you wear the MN8 device 24 hours a day, seven days a week from its arrival through your next two menstrual cycles to assist with more severe symptoms.

Ways to Experience Relief From Menstrual Pain

Of course, there are many ways to experience relief from menstrual pain, and if you’re like many of the customers we designed this device for, you’d like to experience maximum relief as quickly as possible.

While many menstrual websites out there focus on medical procedures and drugs to provide relief, we’ve put together some natural alternatives you might want to try before talking to your doctor about further steps. Some of the ways you can try to get natural menstrual relief are as follows:

  • Lie down as soon as the pain begins to relieve the pressure you might be feeling on your abdomen or your low back.
  • A gentle massage may bring immediate relief, whether you have the chance to book one at your favorite spa, or have to do your own.
  • Warmth can help to relax the muscles that are contracted and causing pain in your abdomen or low back. While a heating pad is often the go-to choice for many women during their periods (whether electric or one-time use), a warm bath can have the same effect if you don’t have a heating pad to hand.
  • As unappealing as it may seem while you’re in pain, exercising both before and during your monthly cycle can lower the hormone levels of the particular hormones that cause cramps to intensify.
  • Adding a healthy diet and regular exercise to your routine can also provide both immediate and long-term relief.

Approximately 50% of women who menstruate have cramps on a monthly basis. And 15% of menstruating women have severe cramps (dysmenorrhea). These symptoms can extend to include: nausea, loose stools, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and sweating.

If you or a woman close to you suffers on a monthly basis, it might be time to look into a revolutionary device designed to provide menstrual relief naturally. Try our safe, discreet and natural alternative and see if MN8 provides you the relief thousands of women across the UK and US are already experiencing.

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.