Myths about hormones and tips for managing menopause
Women who want to take an active, thoughtful role in their own health care are often concerned about the possible dangers of hormones in treating symptoms of menopause. So what’s the real story here? Andraya Huldeen, MD, an OB/GYN at Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics, has been helping us explore various women’s health myths in a 10-part blog series.
In this post, we clarify the myth that hormones are dangerous, and offer some tips to deal with hot flashes, as well.
No need to suffer in silence.
If menopausal symptoms are compromising your quality of life, Dr. Huldeen encourages you to talk to your doctor about treatment options. “We have hormonal and non-hormonal options,” she notes. “Hormones do have some risks, but they are not nearly as significant as many patients think.”