How Do You Know If You're a Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?
One of the most difficult decisions for menopausal women is to decide whether
or not hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is for them. To help you decide, check
off all of the descriptions that apply to you, and take this with you when you
visit your physician.
|___ ||You are in menopause|
|___ ||You are having disturbing menopausal symptoms: |
|___ ||hot flashes|
|___ ||sleep disturbances|
|___ ||night sweats|
|___ ||vaginal dryness|
|___ ||You have low bone mass |
|___ ||You have a family history of osteoporosis |
|___ ||You have other risk factors for osteoporosis|
|___ ||You have had your ovaries removed for reasons not related to cancer|
If any of the following apply to you, you may NOT take estrogen:
|___ ||You are or may be pregnant|
|___ ||You have a history of blood clots or a pulmonary embolus|
|___ ||You have certain liver diseases|
|___ ||You have or have had an estrogen sensitive cancer|
|___ ||You have gallstones or gallbladder disease |
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Created: 3/18/2002  - Donnica Moore, M.D.