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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Pros and Cons

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Hormone Replacement Therapy?

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While HRT may help many women get through menopause, the treatment is not risk-free. Known health risks include:

The decision to use hormone therapy after menopause should be made by a woman and her health care provider after weighing all of the potential risks (including breast cancer, stroke and blood clots) and benefits (relief of menopause symptoms and prevention of osteoporosis). Scientists are continuing to learn more about the effects of HRT.

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Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD on September 25, 2014
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