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What are the risks of hormone treatment?

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  • ABoston Women's Health Book Collective, Administration, answered

    These are the risks of hormone treatment:

    • Blood clots
    • Heart attack
    • Stroke
    • Breast cancer
    • Gallbladder disease

    There are risks of taking any drugs, and we base our decision to take a particular drug on whether its benefit is worth the harm it might cause. It has been known for decades that hormone treatment has some risks. Before we learned the results of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), many health care providers and women believed that the benefits of taking hormone treatment were great enough to expose ourselves to the risks.

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