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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.

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