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Menopause

17 June 2011

HRT may cut Peripheral Artery Disease risk

The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) appears to help protect postmenopausal women against the development of peripheral artery disease, new research indicates.

The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) appears to help protect postmenopausal women against the development of peripheral artery disease, new research indicates.

PAD is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries, usually those in the legs and pelvis. Most often, the symptoms are cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles noticed while walking or climbing stairs. PAD increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.

 

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