Menopause Hormone ReplacementInfo Center

After Menopause, Hormones May Lower Glaucoma Risk

Some women take hormone medications to help with menopausal symptoms. It's possible that these medications protect their eyesight as well.

Hormone Therapy After Menopause Upped Pancreatitis Risk

Many women use hormone replacement therapy to help with menopause symptoms. But the treatment does carry some increased risks for developing other medical conditions.

Testosterone May Help Ladies, Too

Testosterone may help post-menopausal women enjoy a bit of a boost in the bedroom and the gym. After a hysterectomy, this hormone may be a useful tool for rejuvenation.

Women with No Ovaries at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Diabetes is a common condition for postmenopausal women and is associated with heart disease risk. 

A Mental Health Boon After Menopause?

As a woman approaches menopause, her body experiences a wide range of changes. Some of these changes may relate to her mental health.

The Genetics of Menopause

Women who have mutations in the BRCA genes are at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Research has suggested that women with these altered genes may also have problems conceiving children and that they go through menopause earlier than women without the defective genes.

Pregnancy, High Blood Pressure and Menopause

High blood pressure and menopause can both put women at potential risk for heart disease. It's possible that having high blood pressure while pregnant can affect the severity of menopause.

Can Hormone Therapy Prevent Chronic Illness?

Hormone replacement therapy is often considered for treatment of menopause symptoms. Could it potentially treat more serious conditions?

Menopause, Hot Flashes and Heart Problems

Estrogen — a hormone used to treat symptoms of menopause — has been shown to increase the risk for certain cancers. But other questions about the safety of estrogen therapy remain. For example, is it safe for the heart?

Maintaining Sexual Health After Menopause

A woman's body undergoes a wide range of changes when she begins menopause. Without treatment, some of these changes may influence her quality of life.