Solana Beach, CA, July 26, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Timothy Bilash, MD OBGYN announces that he is reporting research findings challenging prior beliefs that post-menopausal women should not take estrogen.
Highlighting a recent analysis in the American Journal of Public Health, he urges women to reconsider their thinking regarding hormone replacement therapy when they have had a hysterectomy. The study researchers from Yale University stated they "hope the new findings will jolt patients and their physicians into reconsidering the avoidance of estrogen,” estimating that as many as 9,000 deaths each year could have been avoided if women took estrogen after hysterectomy.
Dr. Bilash explained, “The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1991 through 2002. It was a massive effort, conducted to address major health issues causing morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women. The study followed more than 160,000 postmenopausal women aged 50-79 years over 15 years, making it the largest U.S. prevention study of its kind. The WHI papers, published since 2002, led many women to avoid taking hormones after hysterectomy and at menopause.”
“Numerous studies and our clinical experiences demonstrate the need for estrogen. The data is there and it’s based on good scientific research of all kinds.Low estrogen is connected to premature aging, heart disease, osteoporosis and fractures, memory loss, skin aging, joint pain, mortality, decreased libido and even more. My website highlights a wealth of information about estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).”
Bilash continued, “For more than a decade there has been an onslaught of articles advising the medical community and patients that estrogen of any kind is detrimental to a woman’s health, especially regarding breast cancer and heart disease. It simply isn’t true. The 2002 WHI paper heralded a 29% (29 more for every 100 expected cases) relative increased risk, which represents at most a 0.1% (one more for every thousand women) absolute increased risk of non-fatal heart attack when taking estrogen plus progestin, confusing patients and practitioners alike. The 2004 WHI estrogen-only paper itself reported no evidence of increased risks in the menopausal age group. The 2006 EHI followup paper even reported a significant decrease in invasive breast carcinomas (the most common type) with estrogen at any age. The dialog has been transitioning back from 'estrogen causes cancer' to 'estrogen doesn't decrease breast cancer,' and now to 'some women have less breast cancer with estrogen'."
Bilash continues further, "In 2004, I presented my own analysis of the WHI estrogen with progestin study at the North American Menopause Society’s Annual Meeting in Washington DC, proposing that statistical limitations in the 2002 study obscured the improvement in death rates for women on estrogen with progestin.”
For women who have undergone hysterectomy, Dr. Timothy Bilash, a Solana Beach OB/GYN is currently offering a free personal educational consultation that will help dispel their fears about cancers and deaths caused by estrogen.
Dr. Bilash is also conducting a Summer Women’s Health Series, a suite of free lectures designed to present and discuss important issues in women’s health. Upcoming lecture topics include: The Testosterone Story - How Androgens Might Be Killing Us; Complete Endocrine Balance® - How to protect Against Endocrine Disruptors; Why Can't I Find a Doctor? - The New Medicine; Evidence-Based Medicine - Where is the Evidence?; How Alain Enthoven and Database Technology is Paralyzing America and Its Medicine; Gender Differences - What Determines our Sexuality; Why Race Isn't Real - A New Theory.
To encourage patients to find out more, Dr. Bilash is also offering a money-back guarantee program for office visits. For details or to make an appointment, visit www.DrTimDelivers.com/office online or call 858-997-0212. Dr. Bilash’s office is located at 765 Academy Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075.
Dr. Timothy Bilash, MD has been practicing Medicine since 1987 and seeks to offer a fresh, broadly-based and useful expert perspective on many issues. He maintains Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology, with Fellowship in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. His practice offers friendly, personalized service in an atmosphere which focuses on treating the individual without the interference of corporate influence or conflict of interest.
Licensed in multiple states, he is one of the nation’s leading physicians with interests in the treatment of thyroid problems during pregnancy, as well as hormone balancing, menstrual difficulties, anxiety and addictive disorders. He also utilizes minimally invasive laparoscopic and surgical techniques. Dr. Bilash serves on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, California.