A 55-year-old woman visits her physician to consult about hormone replacement therapy (HRT).Her physician discuss with her the pros and cons of using HRT.
Which one of these benefits is gained by the use of HRT?
A-HRT decrease the risk of breast cancer
B-HRT decrease the risk of stroke
C-HRT decrease the risk of coronary artery disease
D-HRT decrease the risk of deep venous thrombosis
E-HRT decrease the risk of hot flashes and vaginal dryness
HRT is associated with increased risk of breast cancer, stroke, coronary artery disease and deep venous thrombosis. Meanwhile, HRT improves vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and postmenopausal mood swings.
The correct answer is E