The treatment of eternal youth against menopause
ANALYSIS: THE USE OF HORMONAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY DURING MENOPAUSE
Mónica Puga, homeopathic doctor, specialist in woman’s illnesses and
The author denounces in this article the pharmaceutics’ mercantile
strategy to turn the physiological process of menopause into an illness.
The Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT), which is being used to medicate
lots of women, not only aims at suppressing the symptoms of menopause, but
also at delaying the aging process: the promise of eternal youth implies,
according to the specialist, serious risks for its receptors.
Menopause is a stage in women’s vital cycle characterized by the
diminution first, and the cease later on, of the ovaries’ function.
Ovaries stop “working”, which means they stop producing feminine hormones,
estrogens and progesterone, as they have been doing during the whole
productive life. The gradual absence of these hormones (when not related
to traumatic or forced situations such as surgery, chemotherapies, or
precocious menopauses) takes place in a period in which the body is
logically and naturally ready for it to occur, therefore going through it
Paper published in the magazine "Diagonal", Barcelona,