Doctor, Should I Take Hormones?
Laura Kale, MD
Winter 2005 - Volume 9 Number 1
Perimenopausal and menopausal women today face a dilemma when deciding whether to begin or continue a regimen of hormone therapy (HT). Before the estrogen-only arm of the Women's Health Initiative was stopped,1 most women were urged to take hormone therapy. This practice ended when the study showed an increased risk of breast cancer and when this and other studies2 showed no protection against heart disease.