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On menopause, why you think hormone replacement therapy is debated?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Evidence isn't clear
Prior to women's health initiative, observation studies suggested that every woman should receive hormone replacement therapy at menopause.
After whi, we said every woman should not receive any no matter how bad she felt. After a decade, we're beginning to see that whi only applies to asymptomatic women who started hrt 10yrs after menopause. But it's not absolutely clear regarding menopausal women.

In brief: Evidence isn't clear
Prior to women's health initiative, observation studies suggested that every woman should receive hormone replacement therapy at menopause.
After whi, we said every woman should not receive any no matter how bad she felt. After a decade, we're beginning to see that whi only applies to asymptomatic women who started hrt 10yrs after menopause. But it's not absolutely clear regarding menopausal women.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Legal
Most of the debate is about legal issues that arise.
The whi average start age for hrt was 61 years, fully ten years after the average onset of menopause. Without hrt after age 50, the risk of heart disease, stroke et. Al increases to the level of a man's. Hrt, if started early, is cardioprotective based on the hers study in the uk. Men would probably benefit, but would have breast enlargement.

In brief: Legal
Most of the debate is about legal issues that arise.
The whi average start age for hrt was 61 years, fully ten years after the average onset of menopause. Without hrt after age 50, the risk of heart disease, stroke et. Al increases to the level of a man's. Hrt, if started early, is cardioprotective based on the hers study in the uk. Men would probably benefit, but would have breast enlargement.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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