This is a health video about the pros and cons of using an all natural menopausal relief instead of the convention HRT treatment.
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Jennifer Matthews: This small white pill might be the answer for menopausal women. Doctor Anna Parsons says the drug Tibolone has been used in Europe for ten years to treat menopause. It's now being tested in the U.S. Dr. Anna Parsons: This is a two-year study. We're actually looking for people to participate where the women will get very close care. Jennifer Matthews: The extra medical care is why Mona Roberson decided to volunteer for the study. Mona Roberson: It can't hurt me to do this for a couple of years. It might be good for my body to do it, so I decided to go ahead and do it. Jennifer Matthews: Women in the study are given either Prempro or Tibolone for two years. Both drugs prevent symptoms like hot flashes and mood changes and promote bone growth. But Prempro is a combination of the hormones Estrogen and Progestin. Tibolone is a man-made steroid. Dr. Anna Parsons: Hormones are like having a key that unlocks every door in a hotel when you check in. You can imagine the unintended consequences that could occur. What you want is a key that only unlocks your door. Jennifer Matthews: Doctor Parsons says Tibolone could be that key. Mona has been in the study for a year. Though she's not sure which drug she's on, she hopes her participation will give women more options. Mona Roberson: The more information you have, the better informed you are, the better decisions you can make. Jennifer Matthews: This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.