Benefits and Risks

Is hormone therapy right for you?

As with any medication, hormone therapy has both benefits and risks. Together with your healthcare provider, you should decide if your symptoms are severe enough to benefit from HT without creating other health problems. For some women, HT is relatively safe, while for others, the risk of adverse side effects may outweigh the benefits.

This section reviews the controversies surrounding HT, summarizes the latest research, and reviews the risk and benefits associated with hormone therapy use.

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