Guide to Raloxifene for Osteoporosis and Breast Cancer

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Manipulating for inhibiting and increasing specific hormone levels is one of the many methods people try when dealing with specific diseases and their prevention.

Of course, there several types of pills and injections aiming to achieve this, but today we are going to talk about a specific one: Raloxifene. It’s also well known by its other name, Evista.

This medication is primarily used to deal with osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and also used in those using glucocorticoids.  Another wide-known use is to reduce the risks of suffering from breast cancer in those who are more likely to suffer from it. If you want to know more about it, you can gain more knowledge here.

Why It Is Used

Hormonal unbalance is something that can be very harmful to the body. It brings a wide variety of side-effects depending on the hormone that is being targeted, and when multiple hormones are running havoc, these side-effects pile up.

Raloxifene is an inhibitor pill that is used to deal with a specific hormone known as Strogen. By reducing Strogen levels and its production it’ll be able to regulate it better. In those who have gone through menopause, this pill helps reduce the risk of breast and uterine related cancer.

It’s effectiveness in treating osteoporosis and breast cancer has gotten the attention of the medical community. It’s even more effective when used by postmenopausal women by focusing on slowing down muscle and bone loss, and helps both keep stronger.

How to Use it

This treatment is not recommended before menopause, to help someone deal with heart-related diseases, or during pregnancy (because it harms your lungs and skins, potentially harming the unborn child)

Before even considering using Raloxifene, you should talk to your doctor to make sure that you are in need of it. This step is really important considering the side-effects of it and whether it is worth it taking the pill.

Your doctor will also be able to provide some recommendations as portrayed over here in the “How to use section”

If you are under another medication, you should always talk it out with the doctor. Making a list of medications that interact with Raloxifene will help you prevent possible complications during the treatment.


Thankfully, side effects are not as harmful depending on the person and whether she’s taking it when needed. The most common side-effects include things like leg cramps, joint inflammation, and swelling. 

Although rare, some of the riskiest side-effects include strokes, blurred vision, and blood clots. If you think you are suffering from something that risks your lifestyle and the way you live due to this pill you shouldn’t hesitate to contact your doctor.

Alternatives to Control Hormones

Some people may suffer from hormonal imbalance. In men, low levels of Testosterone are directly linked to a wide diversity of problems both related to physical health and mental health.  With that said, too much Testosterone can also be harmful.

In women, this is certainly the case. Low and high levels of Strogen is as harmful. Low levels of Strogen can cause mood swings, breast complications, headaches, depression, fatigues and irregular periods. The same side-effects can be found in women with high levels of Strogen.

That’s why people try to regulate their hormone levels naturally. The most famous method to do it is by having a healthy diet filled with proteins, doing exercises, and having a healthy sleeping routine since high-levels of Cortisone can cause hormonal unbalance. Drinking green tea can also help lots.

If you are interested in other methods of regulating your hormones naturally, I recommend you to visit this guide showcasing a wide variety of methods. 

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