What Women Want: Hormonal Harmony
One of the most common treatments for relieving hot flashes and other menopause-related problems is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). There are different types, some with one hormone and others with two. They can come as pills, vaginal creams, rings and skin patches.
But is HRT right for you? It’s very effective at relieving hot flashes and night sweats.
But there can be risks. Long-term treatment carries an increased risk for breast cancer, stroke, blood clots and other health problems.
“That’s why you must discuss hormone replacement with your doctor to determine the treatment that is right for you,” said Gina Harper-Harrison, MD, CHI Health OB/GYN.
If you have questions or concerns, or just need an additional resource for information, check out the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) website menopause.org/.