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Hormone Replacement Therapy. Does it really help?

Dr Rohit Mehra
July 3, 2011

Dr Rohit Mehra

Menopause in woman’s life is daunting with one’s loss of identity to some extent. It is the time in her life when her period stops. It is a part of life during which woman’s body goes through many changes with levels of hormones going up and down. Some of symptoms being hot flashes and vaginal dryness. The hormones could affect in such a way that some woman have shown bouts of aggression during those times leading to interesting cases of woman abuse towards their spouses.

Hormone Replacement Therapy is a therapy which has been recommended for relieving these symptoms. But new studies have shown that these treatments have high risk of heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer. Hormone therapy may cause side effects, such as bleeding, bloating, breast tenderness or enlargement, headaches, mood changes, and nausea. Further, side effects vary by how the hormone is taken. For instance, a patch may cause irritation at the site where it’s applied.

Choosing to undergo a Hormone Replacement Therapy is an important decision and should be done with careful consideration and deliberation with consultation with good doctors  

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