You make the decision
Estrogen replacement therapy still has unpleasant side effects. Most often, there are complaints of fluid retention in the body, breast tenderness and weight gain. And if you take progestin with estrogen, you may have bloody discharge, similar to discharge during menstruation. Rosin says she is most concerned about weight gain and fluid retention, although she agrees to put up with it because she is afraid of osteoporosis. As for weight gain, her doctor told her: “If you put less in your mouth, your stomach will not grow.”
Let's look at things a little differently. “Today, women live a significant part of their lives about 30 years after menopause,” says Dr. Gold. With this change in life expectancy, we need to develop appropriate healthy habits so that our bodies serve us well all this time. ”
Estrogen replacement therapy is one example of healthy behavior. As Clarice says, “This is your personal decision that you make with your doctor. You must use all the scientific evidence relevant to your health condition. ”
See also: Heart Disease, Menopause, Osteoporosis.