Overcoming menopause with estrogen replacement

Dr. Agueda Hernandez

Estrogen replacement is an option for those women with menopause. Agueda Hernández, Medical doctor at Baptist Health Primary Care, says this long-term replacement can come with its risks, so doctors try to treat the patient with the lowest dose for a short a time as possible.

She also highlights treatment for menopause is an individual choice. It is not required, but if women are having a decrease in their quality of life, they can ask for treatment, unless they have contraindications.

Estrogen replacement is connected to cancer risk. It is not the best option for women who have had breast cancer, for example.

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