It is recommended for women with bad menopausal symptoms, including flushing. It may slightly reduce the risk of thin bones (osteoporosis). Generally, in women who do not have symptoms, HRT does not make women less depressed, sleep better, be more sexually satisfied, interested, or active, or help their brain work better. There are always examples of women who are very pleased with their HRT and feel that it improves their hair and their skin. It is sensible for women to consult their doctor about these matters.
HRT should be started at a low dose and increased gradually until symptoms resolve. Patients should see their doctor regularly, with the goal of reducing the dose of HRT every six months to see whether it needs to be continued. HRT is not recommended for women who do not have menopausal symptoms.
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