If you do try HRT, you’ll need to check in with your doctor every three to six months, or every year, so he or she can evaluate your progress and see whether you should continue taking the hormones. HRT comes with a long list of possible side effects, some of which are serious (increased chance of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, breast cancer), and some of which are less serious but still bothersome. Also, some women may not be candidates for hormone replacement therapy, including women with a history of stroke, breast cancer, liver disease or vaginal bleeding.
- Q What are the side effects of the hormone cyproterone acetate?
- Q What are some hormone therapy products for menopause?
- Q Should women with a history of cancer take menopausal hormones?
- Q Should I begin hormone therapy with perimenopause to prevent symptoms?
- Q How does hormone replacement therapy (HRT) affect skin?
- Q How do different administration styles of menopausal hormones affect women?