Ask the Nurse

Can you tell me please, what are the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?

  • Increased elasticity of the blood vessels, allowing them to dilate (widen) and let the blood flow more freely throughout the body
  • Improved short-term symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and mood swings, as well as vaginal dryness, dry skin, sleeplessness and irritable bladder symptoms
  • Decreased incidence of colon cancer
  • Decreased risk of osteoporosis and fractures (broken bones)
  • Possible decreased incidence of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Possible improvement of glucose levels

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

March 16, 2012 at 3:03pm