Short Term Use of Hormones May Be OK, But Long Term Use Still Doubtful

Healthy women going through early menopause may be able to use hormones short term with out serious health risks. Older women who begin hormone therapy years after menopause to prevent chronic diseases may increase their risk of blood clots and heart disease.

Researchers are still trying to determine the effects of taking hormone therapy for long periods beginning in the early stages of menopause. Some data suggests the health risks are lower for these women, but more studies are needed.

Read more at Women’s Health Research

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