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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.

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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.

 

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Reviewed on July 20, 2007

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