Below is some research that highlights the dangers associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). One study, in particular, had to be cut short due to the high incidence of cancer among the participants.
It’s not for everyone and worth speaking to your doctor about before going on. HRT replaces hormones that are naturally diminishing in your body so often symptoms return after going off of it. It’s also not the answer to keep taking it indefinitely. We go through phases of life and it’s often during the transitions between them (like in menopause) that symptoms crop up as the body is under more stress than usual. The troublesome symptoms women can experience at this time are due to this transitional phase. Individualized homeopathic treatment helps the body move through this phase so symptoms naturally dissipate.
Writing Group for the Women’s Health Initiative Investigators. Risks and benefits of estrogen plus progestin in healthy postmenopausal women: principal results from the WHI randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 2002; 288: 321–333.
Million Women Study Collaborators. Endometrial cancer and hormone replacement therapy in the Million Women Study. Lancet, 2005; 365: 1543 51.