Women's Heart Advisor January 2014 Issue

Persistent Possibilities for Hormone Replacement Therapy

Persistent Possibilities for Hormone Replacement Therapy

A new study points to possible “safe” estrogen for some women, but the issue remains a complicated one.

It’s a scene played out in primary care offices nationally. A 40-something woman is experiencing premenopausal symptoms, and when a blood test shows lowered estrogen levels, her doctor begins a conversation about the possibility of estrogen therapy. Even though research shows that supplemental estrogen is linked to cancer and heart disease, should she still consider hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

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