• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health: Heart health and hormone replacement therapy

October 20, 2017

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Hormone replacement therapy and your heart
Long-term hormone replacement therapy used to be prescribed routinely for postmenopausal women to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy also was thought to reduce the risk of heart disease. However, research results have been mixed, including one trial that found a small increase in heart disease in postmenopausal women using combined estrogen and progestin hormone therapy. Learn more about the concerns with hormone replacement therapy and cardiac health, and what you can do to minimize your risk.

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