Questions for Marot ; I'm curious about several things I've read in regards to women, heart disease, and estrogen as well as iron.
Did you have your heart related problems, after the hyst, and if so what was the time frame, btw the two?
I'm asking since they have always said the reason women don't have as much cardiac disease as men, up until menopause, when we then catch up to our male counterparts...is b/c of the protective estrogen.
Also, years ago, I read about an intriguing study that did sound convincing to me, though I have rarely heard about it since then, that the build up of iron stores in the body , add to Cardiac disease risk factors, and since the only way to purge the body of excess iron, is by bleeding.
Which equals periods in women lessens that iron storage.
(I remember thinking back to the 60's or 70's, and all those Geritol commercials and wonder how much harm was caused to the livers & hearts of Americans , taking all that Geritol.
I myself tried it but luckily i inherited an inability to take iron.
Also, how long have you been off the HRT, Marot? How long does, or did the hot flashes last for you, after stopping it?
Your hubby's idea of sweating it out is the most misconstrued thing I've ever heard, bless his heart though , i know he meant well. :)
And uh, this is surely TMI but I don't have to wait for the beard....and am quite friggin depressed about it too.