Menopause and Perimenopause (cont.)
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Medicines can help you cope with bothersome menopause symptoms. Some medicines contain hormones, and some don't.
Hormone replacement therapy is sometimes used to treat menopause symptoms. But women who use it may have a higher risk of other health problems.
If your symptoms are the result of early menopause brought on by having your ovaries removed along with your uterus, you may consider estrogen replacement therapy (ERT). But ERT may increase the risk of health problems in a small number of women.
Short-term, low-dose HRT or ERT can be taken for up to 4 to 5 years, with regular checkups. This may work well for many women, who will find that their menopause symptoms have subsided within this period of time.
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