At Women Partners in Health, our compassionate obstetricians and gynecologists provide expert guidance and comprehensive care for women at every stage of life. Our women-only office has been providing gynecological and obstetric care for more than two decades, and as a Women's Health Texas care center, you can trust that you will always receive a warm and welcoming reception in a comfortable environment. Hormone therapy for menopause is the use of a combination of estrogen and progestin for those with an intact uterus, or estrogen alone for those who have had a hysterectomy, taken during or after menopause. The USPSTF considered evidence on the benefits and harms of systemic menopausal hormone therapy (i.e., oral or transdermal), but not local formulations of hormone therapy, since they are generally not used for the primary prevention of chronic diseases.
While some of the specific benefits and harms of estrogen plus progestin and estrogen only differ, the USPSTF concluded that, in general, both estrogen plus progestin and estrogen alone have no net benefit for the primary prevention of chronic diseases. It has also been hypothesized that the benefits and harms of menopausal hormone therapy may differ depending on the age of the participants or the time of initiation of treatment with respect to menopause; however, the evidence to support this is limited. It is essential for women to comprehend the effects of menopause and aging on their overall health. Studies conducted on a population basis indicate that between 44 and 62% of perimenopausal women report a decline in memory as well as other cognitive functions.
Dr. Margaret Whitney, an obstetrician-gynecologist certified by the Women's Health Board, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about menopause. The annual risk of death for women who continue to smoke is more than double that of people who have never smoked in all age groups between 45 and 74 years. At Women's Health, we are devoted to providing comprehensive, compassionate care and ongoing support to all women so they can live healthier and more satisfying lives.
The USPSTF21 and the American Heart Association14 recommend aspirin treatment for women at high risk of coronary heart disease. The Menopause Center is a unique center created through a partnership between the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Texas Children's Ward for Women, dedicated exclusively to caring for and treating women with menopause-related symptoms, conditions, and health problems. The Women's Health Initiative Memory Study was a substudy of the WHI which evaluated the risk of dementia in people who were randomly assigned estrogen plus progestin or just estrogen compared to placebo.