Can Hormone Therapy Raise Your Risk for Alzheimer’s?

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Hormone Therapy and Dementia Risk

Recent studies have actually shown that hormone therapy may lower the risk of developing dementia, especially if started in midlife. Younger women who begin hormone therapy early have a reduced risk of developing dementia. Additionally, combination therapy with estrogen and progestogen has been found to have a positive effect on dementia risk. However, it's important to note that taking combination hormone therapy after 10 years post menopause may raise the risk of developing dementia. So, the timing and duration of hormone therapy play a crucial role in its potential impact on dementia risk.

The Role of Synthetic Hormones

Some studies suggest that using synthetic hormones may actually decrease the risk of dementia. It's worth noting that the increase in dementia risk associated with hormone therapy might not be solely due to the hormones themselves, but could also be influenced by factors...

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