Use of Hormones Increases Risk of Gallbladder Surgery

Think about all the women you know who are on Hormone Replacement Therapy to manage menopause symptoms.

Until recently, a woman had two choices: put up with the symptoms or take medication.

But as we learn more about the risks of these prescription hormones women are looking for, and finding, better alternatives.

As the body reaches menopause, the levels of the hormones progesterone and estrogen fluctuate as ovaries slow their function.  If the adrenal glands are already depleted, the body isn’t able to compensate for these hormone changes and the resulting symptoms can be severe.

Women can be left feeling out of control and seeking relief which all too often leads to hormone replacement therapy.

But, as discussed on the Dr. Oz blog, there’s been a recent break in health news showing that estrogen pills used in hormone replacement therapy actually lead to increased risk of gallbladder problems. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in March 2013 showed that women on estrogen replacement had higher incidence of gallstones. In certain cases gallstones can result in surgical removal of the gallbladder.

Dr. Marina Rose, DC use Chiropractic care and Functional Nutrition in Los Altos, CA has helped many women to address their hormone imbalances naturally, without needing to resort to medication.

The often overlooked fact is that the gallbladder is an important organ that is needed to assist digestion and absorption of nutrients. Having your gallbladder removed can actually increase the risk of deficiency of fat soluble nutrients like vitamin D and the essential fatty acids (often referred to as omega-3 fatty acids). Learn more about the symptoms of gallbladder problems.

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