Since the 1960s, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was the standard treatment for women dealing with symptoms from menopause or following a hysterectomy. Then a major study came out in 2002 as a part of the Women’s Health Initiative that raised alarm over the safety of HRT.
Women’s Health Concern explains:
These safety concerns revolved around two main issues: 1) that the extended use of HRT may increase the risk of breast cancer and 2) that the use of HRT may increase the risk of heart disease.
While this study is worth considering, there are other studies that show HRT could still be a viable option for some women, especially those that experience premature menopause or that struggle with moderate to severe hot flashes.
Read more and find out if you may be a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy.