Advertisement

What about hormone replacement therapy, does that work?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was used for years as the premiere treatment for hot flashes. However, concerns were raised about HRT's link to stroke and breast cancer. It is still an option, but when it is used, it is generally recommended to use HRT in the lowest dose possible, for the shortest period of time. Using a patch form of HRT is considered to be less risky than taking it as a pill.

Continue Learning about Endocrine System

When Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Good
When Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Good
Fear-mongering about hormone replacement therapy isn’t good science. For the right woman with nasty menopausal symptoms and the right man with low tes...
Read More
How is multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) treated?
Jumo HealthJumo Health
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) is treated with an operation to remove the tumor. Removin...
More Answers
When is bioidentical hormone therapy recommended?
MountainView HospitalMountainView Hospital
Bioidentical hormones are not FDA approved, and not typically recommended by OBGYNs.
More Answers
What Nutrients Are Important for a Healthy Thyroid?
What Nutrients Are Important for a Healthy Thyroid?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.