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    HHH
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     Is hormone replacement therapy for menopause bad for women?

    #108411
    Big_Mama
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    Like every kind of treatment, HRT has its pros and cons. I think long term use of HRT has some risks but for most women the benefits outweigh them. We all have different bodies with different needs so a medical checkup and some tests would probably need to be done before making the decision to start using HRT.

    @Nurse_Nettie will definitely be able to provide better insight on this…

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    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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    @Big_Mama is exactly right, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an effective treatment for common symptoms of menopause and even decreases the risks of osteoporosis, endometrial and colorectal cancers and other diseases. For most healthy women, the risks associated with HRT are small compared to the benefits! That said, some women who are already at higher risk of certain cancers and thrombosis should not take HRT due to increased risk of breast cancer and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).  A doctor is able to make a full assessment and give advice about appropriate treatment for each individual case.

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