Why does HRT increase risk of blood clots?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) involves taking estrogen, progestogen, or a combination of both to treat menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and sleep problems. However, HRT does come with some health risks, including an increased chance of developing blood clots.

Why HRT Raises Clotting Risk

There are several reasons why taking HRT medications can raise clot risk:

How Significant Is the Increased Risk?

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Reducing HRT Clotting Risks

If you've been prescribed HRT, there are things you can do to minimize any elevation in clot risk:

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