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Menopause

11/13/2006

Question:

my mom has been taking the hormone therapy pills and they helped but they took her off of them because they cause heart attacks and blood clotts and we were wounding if the pills do cause heart attacks and blood clotts?

Answer:

Hormone therapy is clearly related to an increase in blood clots in the legs and lungs.  In women who already have atherosclerosis in their arteries, hormone therapy may increase the risk of a heart attack.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati