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What are the benefits of hormone therapy?

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The estrogen in hormone therapy can ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. It can also lower a woman’s risk of colon cancer and macular degeneration (vision loss that occurs with age). The treatment can also help protect bone strength.

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National Institutes of Health.

WebMD Medical Reference From Healthwise: “Should I use hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?”

WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic: “Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 10, 2018

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National Institutes of Health.

WebMD Medical Reference From Healthwise: “Should I use hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?”

WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic: “Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 10, 2018

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