By Breanna Mona, Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Kecia Gaither shares some treatment options and management tips below, but also highlights the risks associated with some treatments. 

Hormone therapy (HT): Also known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), this treatment could help ease menopause symptoms but can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and breast cancer for some. This risk is lower, however, for younger people in recent menopause, particularly those at a healthy weight and without any known breast cancer or cardiovascular disease. It’s important to keep this in mind when considering HRT, as it can be a game-changer for qualifying people. While hesitation is understandable, newer research stresses that the risks are low overall, even extremely low for those using estrogen-only HRT.

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