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