HRT: Revisiting the Hormone Decision
It's been 5 years since studies proclaimed hormone replacement therapy a danger for women. WebMD investigates today’s changes and tells you what you need to know to make the HRT decision.
Where We Are Today continued...
Among the most important things to discuss with your doctor, says Smith, is
your personal and family history of heart disease, stroke, blood clots, breast
cancer and breast disease, and your reproductive history. Also important:
personal lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol use, diet, and your current
weight and blood pressure.
"I think one of the most valuable lessons to come out WHI is that every
woman needs -- and deserves to have -- individualized care, not just for
menopause symptoms, but for all health concerns," Stuenkel notes.
And that, she says, is a lesson we should not soon forget.