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Benefits of estrogen patch after 60?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine
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In brief: Symptoms only

If you are still have menopausal symptoms (eg hot flashes, sweats) after age 60 than estrogen replacement therapy may still be indicated.
However that is not the usual situation. Typically the risks of estrogen outweigh the benefits in women 60 and older. Estrogen replacement has been shown to increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer.While it can reduce the risk of bone loss.

In brief: Symptoms only

If you are still have menopausal symptoms (eg hot flashes, sweats) after age 60 than estrogen replacement therapy may still be indicated.
However that is not the usual situation. Typically the risks of estrogen outweigh the benefits in women 60 and older. Estrogen replacement has been shown to increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer.While it can reduce the risk of bone loss.
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