Hormone Therapy Without Menopause Symptoms Discouraged

The U.S. government renewed its recommendation against prescribing hormone therapy to postmenopausal women for the prevention of chronic conditions like heart disease and bone loss, but didn't tackle whether women should take hormones to relieve their hot flashes and night sweats. "The evidence shows that the harms of hormone therapy for the prevention of chronic conditions outweigh the benefits, which is what the evidence also showed in 2005," said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, a member of the...Full Story
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