January 2013

Benefits of hormone replacement therapy

Yes, it can cause cancer. But it can prevent heart disease, too…

A few friends of mine have to take hormone replacement therapy for a variety of reasons—only one is regular menopause—and after researching HRT, I have to admit that it has some pretty awesome perks in the long run when used in certain cases. The thing is, it can also increase your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and blood clots—depending on when you start it. Studies show that the benefits only outweigh the risks of HRT when you take the therapy soon after menopause begins.