Menopause Hormones - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/12/05

Menopause Hormones

Remember a few years ago, a major study found that some women taking hormone therapy had increased risk of breast cancer, stroke and heart disease. So thousands who were taking hormones to ease menopausal symptoms stopped.

Now, a new study of 8,000 women shows that if you take hormones to relieve the symptoms of menopause, when you stop the hormones; there is a good chance all those symptoms will come right back.

"If they take hormone therapy, that will just delay it and eventually, when they stop, they will experience those symptoms,"says Judith Scene Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The study is in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, which adds that younger women were more likely to experience a recurrence of symptoms than older women.

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