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Which Type of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Is Right for You?

Choosing the Best Type of Estrogen Therapy

When deciding what type of estrogen therapy to get, work closely with your doctor. While oral estrogen has been around for a long time and is well studied, some of these newer ways of getting hormone therapy are not. They may have lower risks or different risks that we don't know about yet. Your doctor should be up to date on the latest research.

Right now, the full risks of hormone therapy are unclear. So if you do decide to get ERT, experts generally recommend that you get it at the lowest dose for the shortest time possible. Talk to your doctor about how long you should expect to take ERT and how you can limit your risks.

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Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD, FACOG on May 18, 2014

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