There's a ton of information available about menopause - and a ton of misinformation, too. Here, we separate the myths from the facts:
Myth: You Should Never Have Hormone Therapy.
Fact: News about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy can be confusing. After a study released in 2002 showed health risks to women on long-term HRT, many women simply stopped taking it. But according to experts at the Mayo Clinic, short-term HRT not only reduces the severity of symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, it also may protect against osteoporosis and colorectal cancer.The link between hormone therapy and protection against heart disease is more tenuous. In any case, it's best to speak at length with your doctor or a specialist before making your decision.
Myth: Hormone Therapy Is The Only Medical Way To Fight Hot Flashes.
Fact: Low doses of certainRead More »from Menopause Myths--And Facts