Is hormone therapy an option for me?

Research is helping to clarify the right candidates and the right reasons for low-dose, short-term hormone therapy after menopause.

Hormone therapy is not recommended for:

  • Prevention of heart disease, stroke and other chronic conditions
  • Women with heart disease or who have had a heart attack or stroke
  • Women with a history of certain cancers, such as breast and uterine
  • Women with liver disease or a history of blood clots

Hormone therapy may be considered in certain women:

  • To reduce moderate to severe menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats

Sources: American Heart Association, Office of Women’s Health