Benefits and risks of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Benefits and risks of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

By: Holly L. Thacker, MD • Posted on October 17, 2011


For most women with menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, night sweats and postmenopausal bone loss, the BENEFITS of hormone therapy outweigh the risks. So if you cannot sleep well, are flashing, have a vagina that is dry and shrinking, you'd better consider hormone therapy!

I have always said that if, at midlife, half of all men flashed and rapidly lost bone and 80 percent saw their genitals shrink by 80 percent and only 1 out of every 1,000 men had a side effect, hormone therapy would be a no-brainer!

- Dr. Holly L. Thacker


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