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What's hormone replacement therapy (hrt) in 2012?
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: SAFE for most women
Hrt (and its reputation and safety) constantly changes as new studies come out.
Here is the best 2012 review: in patients with no increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, or blood clots, trans-dermal hrt (patch, cream, gel) is relatively safe, and safe for just a few years, but as few as necessary. An even better review: talk to your own doctor.

In brief: SAFE for most women
Hrt (and its reputation and safety) constantly changes as new studies come out.
Here is the best 2012 review: in patients with no increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, or blood clots, trans-dermal hrt (patch, cream, gel) is relatively safe, and safe for just a few years, but as few as necessary. An even better review: talk to your own doctor.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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Dr. James Long
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NAMS position stmt
Please read the north american menopause society's position statement for 2012.
It considerably tones down restrictive language used in the wake of the whi of 2002. Interestingly some studies have shown (in women with hysterectomies) improved survival in women who got hrt (estrogen alone) even in the whi, women who got hrt had less diabetes. It os not right for everyone, but for many, it is

In brief: NAMS position stmt
Please read the north american menopause society's position statement for 2012.
It considerably tones down restrictive language used in the wake of the whi of 2002. Interestingly some studies have shown (in women with hysterectomies) improved survival in women who got hrt (estrogen alone) even in the whi, women who got hrt had less diabetes. It os not right for everyone, but for many, it is
Dr. James Long
Dr. James Long
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
In brief: Various
For women, HRT boils down to the synthetic estrogen replacements available through the pharmaceutical industry and versus compounded hormones versus all natural treatments such as black cohosh, estroven, and herbal treatments.
Research them all and make an informed choice that is comfortable for you. Of course, no treatment at all is always an option.

In brief: Various
For women, HRT boils down to the synthetic estrogen replacements available through the pharmaceutical industry and versus compounded hormones versus all natural treatments such as black cohosh, estroven, and herbal treatments.
Research them all and make an informed choice that is comfortable for you. Of course, no treatment at all is always an option.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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