Good Health (Australia) - - Be Informed -

1. The use of HRT is thought to be safe for up to five years. Af­ter this its use should be re­viewed an­nu­ally by your GP. 2. The risk of stroke or blood­clot­ting prob­lems is not be­lieved to be high for women aged 50 to 59. 3. It shouldn’t be used if you are, or may be­come, preg­nant. 4. One fear about HRT is that it will cause women to gain weight. Women of­ten gain weight around menopause, but re­search has shown this is not nec­es­sar­ily due to HRT. 5. The cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions for HRT in­clude short-term use (five years or less), and at the low­est pos­si­ble dose to con­trol symp­toms.

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