Women's Heart Advisor October 2013 Issue

Should Estrogen Therapy Be Reconsidered?

Study suggests avoiding hormone therapy may increase deaths from heart disease, but women should understand to whom the research applies.

Just a decade ago, almost every woman at menopause was prescribed estrogen with or without progestin, another female hormone. Then, two studies started raising red flags as they showed the combination therapy actually caused an increase in heart attack and stroke.

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