Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

The pendulum had swung very far away from the use of hormone therapy for any purpose, but the absolute risk in younger women in early menopause appears to be very small - JoAnn Manson

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

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Rethinking the Use of Hormones to Ease Menopause Symptoms

Ever since the large government study called the Women’s Health Initiative found a number of risks associated with menopause hormones, millions of women who are in or near menopause have been weathering hot flashes and other symptoms on their own. But now, new research suggests that the benefits of short-term hormone treatment to control life-disrupting menopausal symptoms outweigh the risks — as long as the treatment is started at or near menopause.

There are also lots of products now available and different ways to use them that enhance the safety of hormone replacement. And there is even an app to help women and their doctors explore various options and choose the most suitable…

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 Rethinking the Use of Hormones to Ease Menopause Symptoms

Ever since the large government study called the Women’s Health Initiative found a number of risks associated with menopause hormones, millions of women who are in or near menopause have been weathering hot flashes and other symptoms on their own. But now, new research suggests that the benefits of short-term hormone treatment to control life-disrupting menopausal symptoms outweigh the risks — as long as the treatment is started at or near menopause.

MenoPro App

MenoPro is a free mobile app from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) to help clinicians and women work together to personalize treatment decisions based on a woman’s personal preferences (hormonal vs nonhormonal options), taking into account her medical history and risk factor status.

HRT Guidelines

Principles of hormone replacement therapy.

MayoClinic

Hormone therapy is no longer recommended for disease prevention, such as heart disease or memory loss. However, further review of clinical trials and new evidence show that hormone therapy may be a good choice for certain women, depending on their risk factors.

MedicineNet

It is recommended that women who do choose to take hormone therapy should take the lowest effective dose for the shortest time period possible.

MedlinePlus

Some women take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also called menopausal hormone therapy, to relieve these symptoms. HRT may also protect against osteoporosis. However, HRT also has risks. It can increase your risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Certain types of HRT have a higher risk, and each woman's own risks can vary depending upon her health history and lifestyle.

Patient

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be an effective treatment for the typical menopause-related symptoms. There are also other long-term health problems associated with the menopause: the risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and stroke all increase after the menopause. HRT may also have an influence on these health problems.

ScienceDaily

Your source for the latest research news.

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