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Custom-Compounded HRT Dangers

Many women who opt for custom-compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy do so because they believe it’s a natural and safe option. Doctors disagree.

Risks and Benefits of Hormone Therapy

A reanalysis of the data shows it can help women in certain cases. Here’s the latest research.

A Fix for Vaginal Dryness?

The symptoms of menopause can bring dryness and even painful sex. Can anything be done?

Hormone Replacement Therapy Alternatives

If you’re in a high-risk category or are apprehensive about the risks of hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause symptoms, there are other options available.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Choices

Hormone replacement therapy comes in several forms, including pill, skin patch, gel, cream, lotion, vaginal ring, or spray. Each has its own risks and benefits.

Who Can Use Hormone Replacement Therapy?

If you’re struggling with hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal symptoms, is hormone replacement therapy right for you? Here’s what to know.

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Options for Hot Flash Relief

Up to 80 percent of U.S. women going through menopause experience hot flashes, or sudden feelings of intense heat.

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What Is Menopause?

Menopause means that a woman has had a final menstrual period, without another occurring in the following year.

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Should You Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy?

At menopause, when estrogen levels fall, women suddenly experience a rapid loss of bone and an increased risk of fractures.

What to Do When You Disagree with Your Doctor

You find a lump in your breast. You’re concerned, so you call the doctor. Your doctor examines you and tells you it’s probably nothing to worry about, but you’re still worried. What do you do?