Hormone Replacement Therapy For Menopause Fails
to Prevent Heart Disease
Research is now exploding the myth that heart disease is a man’s disease. Women develop heart disease more slowly than men, but after menopause, this gap quickly closes. Figures now show that women experience half of all heart attacks, making it the number one killer for women — five times greater than breast cancer!
Changes in hormones after menopause have been correlated with risk factors for heart disease. Unfortunately, the hope that hormone replacement therapy could reduce heart disease for women has dimmed. Recent research, including the Women’s Health Initiative study, is revealing this therapy actually increases the rate of heart attacks for women. Consequently, medical authorities no longer endorse its use. Conventional medicine has not yet found a replacement for hormone replacement therapy.
Enjoy a Normal Menopause
With the Total Heart Health Program
The Maharishi Ayur Vedic Approach to Health maintains that there are three stages of life for both men and women, with corresponding predominance of the three basic principle of body function — Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Youth: Kapha, the principle of structure, dominates as the body grows and matures.
Adulthood: Pitta, the principle of heat and transformation dominates. Most people achieve their peak of productivity and creativity.
Age: Vata, the principle of movement or air. Physical activity and responsibility decreases, and wisdom increases.
Because menopause takes place toward the end of the Pitta stage and the beginning of Vata stage of life, it’s common for a woman to have both Vata- and Pitta-related imbalances. If a woman already has a significant Pitta or Vata imbalance in the years before menopause, her symptoms are likely to be worse.
What’s The Best Way To Prepare For
Menopause And Prevent Imbalances?
In her book The Ageless Woman: Natural Health and Beauty After Forty with Maharishi Ayurveda, noted women’s health expert Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D., summarizes three basic types of menopausal imbalances relating to each of the body’s three organizing principles:
- Vata-type menopausal symptoms: Prone to nervousness; anxiety, panic, mood swings, vaginal dryness, loss of skin tone, feeling cold, irregular periods, insomnia, mild or variable hot flashes, constipation, palpitations, bloating, and joint aches and pains.
- Pitta-type menopausal symptoms: Prone to hot temper; anger, irritability, feeling hot, hot flashes, night sweats, heavy periods, excessive bleeding, urinary tract infections, skin rashes, and acne.
- Kapha-type menopausal symptoms: Prone to weight gain; sluggishness, lethargy, weight gain for no reason, fluid retention, yeast infections, lazy, depressed, lacking motivation, and slow digestion.
Total Heart Health recommendations effectively balance physical changes at the onset of menopause, helping to prevent heart disease. No matter what your menopausal predisposition or experience, THH can help you to have an easier, smoother transition to the wise woman stage of life.