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WHAT’S HAPPENING?  WHAT DO I DO?
A GUIDE TO MENOPAUSE

THE HRT OPTION

This section is for women who are taking estrogen or seriously considering it and want to know the pros and cons of the many different forms. The bad news is that the great variety can be confusing. The good news is that because there are many different preparations, if you want HRT there is almost certain to be one which agrees with you. This section is a brief guide to the different forms.

Progesterone or a form of it is given as part of HRT to protect the endometrium (lining of the uterus) from over stimulation by estrogen. This over stimulation can lead to cancer but this does not occur if adequate progesterone is taken. 

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What is Menopause?
When does menopause happen?
How Menopause Feels
What is HRT?
Surviving  – and thriving – during menopause
The big question: HRT
HRT and Breast Cancer
HRT and Contemporary Lifestyles
The HRT Option
How is HRT taken:
The different forms of estrogen:
Estrogen as a skin patch:
The splendors and miseries of progesterone
What are SERMs?
If you've had a hysterectomy
Deciding about YOUR Menopause
I'm on HRT but I don't feel any better
Conclusion

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