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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Hype or Help?

<br>More and more doctors are using hormone replacement therapy once again.

FOR YEARS, GYNECOLOGISTS PRESCRIBED HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY TO RELIEVE HOT FLASHES, NIGHT SWEATS AND OTHER SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE.
BUT THAT ALL CHANGED WHEN A LARGE CLINICAL TRIAL FOUND THE TREATMENT ACTUALLY POSED MORE HEALTH RISKS THAN BENEFITS.
BUT AS TONIGHT'S HEALTHCAST SHOWS US MORE AND MORE DOCTORS ARE BRINGING THE THERAPY BACK.
CHERIE MASON'S DAY STARTS WITH A LITTLE BIT OF THIS... A DAB OF THAT.... AND A LOT OF THIS!
BUT IT WASN'T THAT LONG AGO THE 60-YEAR-OLD DIDN'T FEEL LIKE HERSELF. AFTER A HYSTERECTOMY, MENOPAUSE HIT HER AT JUST 40...AND DEPRESSION SET IN.
"I just don't even want to be here anymore."
CHERIE'S MENOPAUSE CAUSED HER HORMONE COUNT TO PLUMMET.
"Estrogen controls 400 different functions in our bodies."
HORMONE EXPERT DOCTOR JENNIFER LANDA RECOMMENDED CHERIE TRY SOMETHING NOT SO NEW.... HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY. 
"It helps them sleep better, helps them feel better, it helps them think better, it helps them look better."
THE THERAPY WAS THE STANDARD TREATMENT FOR MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS FOR YEARS. BUT THAT STOPPED WHEN STUDIES LINKED IT TO CANCER, HEART ATTACKS AND STROKE. 
"Hormone replacement has gotten very controversial."
BUT, IT'S GAINING POPULARITY AGAIN...SOMETIMES IN LOWER DOSES. CRITICS HAVE POINTED OUT FLAWS IN OLDER RESEARCH...AND SEVERAL EXPERTS HAVE CHANGED THEIR VIEWS, OR CONCLUDED THE WARNINGS WERE OVER-GENERALIZED.
A RECENT STUDY SHOWS WOMEN WHO START H-R-T BEFORE AGE 60 OR WITHIN TEN YEARS OF MENOPAUSE HAVE A LOWER RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND OVERALL MORTALITY. THE RESEARCH SHOWS FOR HEART HEALTH... HORMONE THERAPY IS MORE BENEFICIAL THAN STATINS OR ASPIRIN.
DOCTOR LANDA SAYS THE KEY IS PERSONALIZED HORMONE TREATMENT AND WHILE IT MIGHT NOT WORK FOR EVERYONE, IT WORKED FOR CHERIE. AFTER STARTING H-R-T...HER SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED IN A FEW DAYS.
"It was amazing, amazing."
SO DOES HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY HELP OR IS IT HYPE? IT'S SOMETHING EACH WOMAN WILL HAVE TO DECIDE FOR HERSELF.
HORMONES DECLINE AS WE AGE NATURALLY.
RESEARCH BY JOHNS HOPKINS SUGGESTS POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN WHO WANT TO USE ESTROGEN TO REDUCE SYMPTOMS...SHOULD NOT USE IT FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS.
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