Although I usually comment on issues concerning migraine headaches, PMS, PMDD, depression, post-partum depression, menopause and other women’s hormone issues, I just couldn’t pass this one up.
It seems that just one month after a prominent, nationally publicized study that blasted the effectiveness of invasive balloon angioplasty (a procedure used to open up blocked blood vessels for heart patients), a new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states that heart patients survival is improving largely because of interventions such as … you guessed it … balloon angioplasty!
It is commendable that treatment of heart attack patients is the best in the world in the USA. But what I find frustrating is mainstream medicine’s continuing problems with a dual personality. One month ago, physicians and the public were told that heart attack victims were just as well off by being treated with medications and simple support and that invasive procedures were no better than medications alone.
Now we are told that the reason for heart attack patients improving outcomes is because of those very invasive procedures.
So which is it? Does balloon angioplasty help or do we just treat with medications?
This is the problem with mainstream medicine. The medical studies are often contradictory and researchers are unable to make up their minds.
So it goes with the studies on hormones. For decades, we were told that synthetic, chemically altered hormones like Premarin, PremPro and various birth control pills (BCP’s) were safe and effective.
Sixty years later, we find out that mainstream medicine has managed to effectively poison several generations of women, inflicting maladies like migraine headaches, PMS, depression, blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and the whole spectrum of cancers including breast, uterine and the most recent addition to the list of known side effects: ovarian cancer.
This is why at the Women’s Health Institute of Texas we view with a dim eye the continuing reassurances by mainstream medicine as to the safety of traditional HRT and BCP’s. This is also why we avoid those like the plague and instead use only bio-identical or natural hormones in our treatment protocols for migraine headaches, PMS, depression, post-partum depression, menopause and many other women’s health problems.
Andrew Jones, M.D.
Medical Director, Women’s Health Institute of Texas