Women’s health care professionals pay close attention to breast cancer, hormones, and the links between them. According to recent online article new research suggests that weight loss accomplished by exercise and dieting helps overweight women reduce the levels of specific hormones in their blood, which could raise the odds that they’ll reduce the chance of developing breast cancer. This women’s health care discovery doesn’t prove that losing weight through this method will prevent breast cancer. Yet, women who are prescribed medications through women’s health care physicians, to prevent breast cancer need long-term effective methods for managing their risk,” study co-author Dr. Anne McTiernan, director of the Prevention Center at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, reported in a news release.
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Women’s health care must embrace weight loss. “Weight loss is representative of another option for a long-term breast cancer risk reduction without significant or ill tolerated side effects,” McTiernan added. The study is published in the May 21 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology although it was not dedicated solely to women’s health care. Previous research at the center has suggested that “losing just 5 percent or more of one’s weight could cut by a quarter to a half the risk for the most common, estrogen-sensitive breast cancers,” McTiernan said. Women’s health care is rooted in health diet and exercise.”The amount of weight lost was key to changes in hormone levels,” McTiernan said. “The biggest effect was through diet plus exercise; exercise by itself didn’t produce much of a change in weight or estrogen.”
Women’s Health Care and Weight
Breast cancer risk can be reduced by healthy weight loss. Dr. Seify explains to patients who have successfully lost a large amount of weight that it is not uncommon to have loose and lax skin that they find uncomfortable and unsightly. Women’s health care also includes appearance. For most patients these areas include the arms, the thighs, and the abdomen. For these areas Dr. Seify will typically recommend reconstructive plastic surgery as an important part of women’s health care. An arm lift or brachioplasty eliminates the loose and lax skin on the upper portion of the arm with a small incision as well hidden. A thigh lift or thighplasty removes the excess skin from the upper portion of the thigh with an incision that is well hidden beneath the buttocks and in the groin. An abdominoplasty removes the loose skin known as the abdominal flap creating a flatter more aesthetically pleasing abdomen. Most patients after post massive weight loss plastic surgery tell Dr. Seify they have improved self-esteem, self-confidence, and are committed to better women’s health care.