(WJBK) - Is estrogen exactly what menopausal women need? Or is it a drug that could lead to an increased risk of heart disease and cancer?
Dr. Mache Seibel is one of America's leading experts on women's wellness and menopause, and his new book, he says, reveals the truth about estrogen therapy.
When administered at the right time, estrogen therapy can lead to substantial improvements in a woman's quality of life. Yet, for more than a decade, women have been told about many worrisome side effects of hormone replacement therapy, including an increased risk of cancer, blood clots, and heart disease.
In "The Estrogen Window," Dr. Mache Seibel shows that not taking estrogen at the right time following menopause actually increases the risk of suffering one of those events. Falling estrogen levels also increase a woman's risk for heart disease and Alzheimer's, as well as osteoporosis.
You can hear more about his findings by watching his interview in the video player above.