HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR WOMEN OVER 65

Gass MLS et al. Menopause 2015 Jul

 

At one time it was thought that the side effects of hormone replacement therapy (blood clots, heart disease, strokes) far outweighed the benefits in women over 65. This was published in JAMA in 2002. In 2012, the North American Menopause Society noted several studies that showed that low dose hormonal replacement can be safe for older women. So, the question is: Should otherwise healthy women over 65 who are still symptomatic from menopausal symptoms be denied treatment totally based on age?

According to more recent studies, it looks like it may be continued for selected women over 65 who are given counseling and frequent follow up care when benefits outweigh risks

 

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