How long can I take HRT?

If HRT is being taken only to correct symptoms (e.g. Flushes or headaches), it may be reasonable to stop the HRT after a few months and see whether the symptoms persist. For long-term prophylaxis (prevention) of osteoporosis, treatment should continue for several years or perhaps indefinitely. The risk is a slight increase in the incidence of breast cancer (by 1.5% from 7.5% without HRT to 9.0% if HRT is taken for more than 15 yearsQ 27.15).



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