HRT is very controversial for reasons. It is not for everyone.
Pros: It can help your skin tone stay younger; your sex life may be easier, as it can help decrease the loss of elasticity
and lubrication that comes with loss of hormones; it may help
prevent osteoporosis, the bone thinning disease we women
are prone to; a woman's mental acuity has been linked to her
hormone levels, so you may stay sharper mentally.
Cons: Studies lately have said that HRT actually can make heart disease worse instead of protecting you from it;
the rate of breast cancer and vaginal cancer goes up from
hormone therapy; it can make the hot flashes, irritability,
and cravings involves in menopause much worse for some
women; and, it is something artificial going into your body.
You already have autoimmune problems; it would be good
to think twice about introducing something else into your
I had a hysterectomy 15 years ago, and despite a doctor
who thinks HRT is the best thing going, I have refused
HRT. It has been the right choice for me. I hope whatever
choice you make, it works out very well for you.
Been there, didn't do that