What about hormone replacement therapy, does that work?

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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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Endocrine System

Your endocrine system works with your nervous system to control important bodily functions. The endocrine systems responsibilities include regulating growth, sexual development and function, metabolism and mood. The endocrine syst...

em also helps give your body the energy it needs to function properly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are considered chemical messengers, coordinating your body by transferring information from one set of cells to another. Your endocrine system health can be affected by hormone imbalances resulting from impaired glands. A hormone imbalance can cause problems with bodily growth, sexual development, metabolism and other bodily functions. Endocrine system diseases or conditions include diabetes, growth disorders and osteoporosis.
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