... know before I stop taking it
1 Jun 2010
The biggest benefits of HRT is that it may successfully treat symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, sleep disorders, and decreased sexual desire.
Other benefits include:
Osteoporosis. Studies show that hormone therapy can prevent the bone loss that occurs after menopause, which decreases the risk of osteoporosis-related hip fractures.
Colorectal cancer. Studies show that hormone therapy can decrease the risk of colorectal cancer.
Heart disease. Some data suggest that estrogen can decrease risk of heart disease when taken early in your postmenopausal years. A randomized, controlled clinical trial — the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) — exploring estrogen use and heart disease in younger postmenopausal women is under way, but it won't be completed for several years.
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1 answer • 18 Aug 2009
I have new side effects including vaginal discharge and edginess. Is this common? Any other product similar to Estratest?
1 answer • 10 Mar 2010
Estratest is no longer available from the supplier of my health insurance. What can my doctor prescribe to replace it?
1 answer • 16 Mar 2010
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