Benefits and Risks of Menopause

Benefits

  • Reduces drying and thinning of vaginal tissue
  • Prevents osteoporosis
  • Eliminates hot flashes in some women
  • Improves energy, mood, and sense of well-being
  • Improves levels of “good” cholesterol
  • May restore sexual desire
  • May reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • May reduce the risk of colorectal cancer
  • May improve concentration and memory

Risks

  • May cause symptoms like PMS
  • May increase risk for breast cancer
  • May have other undesirable side effects,
  • Decreases insomnia including – vaginal bleeding, bloating, nausea, loss of hair, headaches, itching, increased cervical mucus, and corneal changes that prevent the use of contact lenses
  • May increase the risk of heart disease in certain women


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