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Should I take estrogen-progestin treatment for osteoporosis?

Estrogen-progestin therapy is no longer a first-line approach for treatment of osteoporosis because it increases the risk of breast cancer, stroke, blood clots, and probably coronary artery disease. It may be recommended for some postmenopausal women who have persistent severe problems associated with menopause and women who cannot tolerate a bisphosphonate or a SERM.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC "BIBLE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH," A TRUSTWORTHY, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO HELP EVERY WOMAN NAVIGATE THE MENOPAUSE TRANSITION For decades, millions of women have relied on Our...

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