“When I think of menopause, I think of hate, pure clean hate,” one woman said in the new documentary “Hot Flash Havoc.”
“I told my wife if she goes through menopause again, we’re getting a divorce,” a husband said.
HOT FLASH HAVOC is the most provocative and revealing documentary ever made about menopause. For the first time this documentary sets the record straight about the U.S. government sanctioned Women’s Health Initiative study released in 2002, which misrepresented that the hormonal replacement therapy being used by millions of women to treat the symptoms of menopause, could actually increase the risk of heart attacks and cancer.
Although life expectancy has increased, the average menopause age remains 51. Hot flashes affect 75 percent of women during perimenopause, the period before menopause, which lasts for about four years. Estrogen loss after menopause affects everything from skin to sex, so it’s no wonder that more than 38 million women are taking hormone therapy.
A nationwide panic resulted from the WHI – causing women to flush their hormone medications down the toilet. As a direct result of women stopping their hormones, women’s health has been compromised and in the United States alone it is estimated that up to 25,000 women have unnecessarily experienced heart attacks or death.
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