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A 51-year-old female asked:

i'm so confused, on hrt dr says it's good but i read it's bad estrogen is low i'm 51 is there more good to hrt or more bad i worry. tyvm?

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Dr. Kelechi Azuogu
Pain Management 7 years experience
HRT is great: The issue with HRT with estrogen only (unabated estrogen) is that it can cause a lot of side effects- the main one being a possibility of uterine cancer. However, combined with progesterone it becomes more natural (physiologic)- which also makes it more protective (against heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, etc) when used correctly.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
It all depends on...: This depends on many factors; for some it will do more harm than good,others benefit.If you try it only use "bioidentical hormones,"such as BiEst (a mix of estriol and estradiol) and natural progesterone in moderate doses. DO NOT use Premarin,Provera and others forms that are proven hazardous. But first try phytoestrogens like Estrovera, herbs like Vitex and homeopathy. Consult an integrative Dr.

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