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Estrogen therapy, estrogen/progestin therapy, and hormone therapy are terms that refer to the administration of estrogen or estrogen/progestin for the purpose of suppressing hot flashes. Side effects of hormone therapy include headaches, nausea, breast pain, blood clots, breast cancer, heart disease, abnormal vaginal bleeding, stroke, and uterine cancer.

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Terms related to Hormone Therapy:

  • Estrogen Replacement
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • ET
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • HRT