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Progesterone doesn’t seem to cause the blood clots, heart diseases and breast cancer associated with estrogen-dominant menopausal hormone therapy. (Shutterstock)

Hot flashes? Night sweats? Progesterone can help reduce symptoms of menopause

Science shows that many perimenopausal miseries — such as hot flashes, night sweats and trouble sleeping — are caused by excess or variable estrogen, not by "estrogen deficiency."
Some women breeze through perimenopause and never have a symptom, whereas others have a horrid time. Rob Bayer/Shutterstock

Chemical messengers: how hormones change through menopause

Every woman who reaches midlife will experience menopause when her ovaries eventually run out of eggs. So what's happening with her hormones?
It’s not for doctors, researchers or other commentators to decide whether the risks of menopausal hormone therapy outweigh the benefits for individual women. racorn/Shutterstock

Here’s what you need to know about menopausal hormone therapy and cancer risk

The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) doubles the risk of breast cancer in menopausal women. But that doesn't mean it has no place in alleviating moderate to severe symptoms of menopause.

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