How does reduced stroke risk with hormone therapy in addition to no hot flashes sound? With so many menopausal women uncomfortable in their own body, this study may have many more requesting hormone therapy for better health.
The collection of studies published in PLoS Medicine followed 88,914 postmenopausal women who had no prior cardiovascular disease for a median of 14.3 years.
The study is good news for you if hormone therapy is chosen less than five years after the onset of menopause. Taking a hormone therapy early reduces the risk of stroke.
I chose a hormone replacement therapy after my hysterectomy that has worked very well for me. My hormone replacement patch is conveniently replaced twice a week. I have been using it for about 8 years now without any side effects.
The only stated downfall of these studies is what I feel a pretty revealing one, actually. The study potentially included a large number of women who were “quite health conscious” and therefore were predisposed to having better overall health.
Of course, if you are considering hormone therapy it is best to discuss your personal situation with your doctor to decide what’s best for you and your health.
There are many different options for hormone replacement therapy and the patch may not be right for you. There are also different combinations of hormones depending on what your doctor thinks you need. It took a couple of strengths before the prescription was stabilized.
Talk to your doctor about reduced stroke risk with hormone therapy after menopause to see if hormone therapy is right for you.