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what hormone therapy would work for me

By Anonymous December 12, 2011 - 7:28pm
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I have had a hysterectomy done 2007 with my ovaries left intact. I am 52 and am now experiencing severe hot flashes among other symptoms,this being the most annoying.
What hormone therapy would work for me?

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Hormone replacement therapy is used to supplement the body with either estrogen alone or estrogen and progesterone in combination during and after menopause. Estrogen Therapy: Estrogen is taken alone. Doctors most often prescribe a low dose of estrogen to be taken as a pill or patch every day. Progesterone/Progestin-Estrogen Hormone Therapy: Also called combination therapy, this form of HRT combines doses of estrogen and progesterone (progestin is a synthetic form of progesterone). Women who are left with at least one ovary may not find themselves menopausal until near the normal time when menopause would have occurred. There may, however, be some menopausal symptoms due to diminished blood flow to the ovary or due to ovarian failure at a later date. It's important to talk to your doctor about your symptoms and your options for taking HRT.

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