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American Heart Association Discourages HRT to Prevent Heart Disease

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The following are some topics a woman should discuss with her doctor before starting or resuming hormone replacement therapy:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • Other risk factors for heart disease
  • Duration of HRT use
  • Dosage of HRT
  • Perimenopause
  • Alternatives to HRT, for instance, other drugs to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease
  • Lifestyle changes

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