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Benefits Of Hormone Replacement Therapy

The benefits of hormone replacement therapy are ultimately to control menopausal symptoms. It can also reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis as well as cancer of the colon and rectum.

Hormone replacement therapy effects
Despite the proven benefits of hormone replacement therapy, it is rarely recommended for long-term use. This is because the use of HRT can slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, womb cancer, ovarian cancer and stroke.

There are alternatives for those who choose not to or are unable to undergo hormone replacement therapy due to underlying medical conditions. Some complementary medicine treatments such as Isoflavones, Black Cohosh as well as St. John’s Wort have been shown to relieve menopausal symptoms in some women.