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Menopause Makeover: Science Rewrites Hormone Therapy Rules

Michael Hunter, MD
BeingWell
Published in
8 min readJun 14, 2024

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FOR MY ENTIRE CAREER IN MEDICINE, MYTHS AD MISCONCEPTIONS have shrouded menopause.

And silence.

Here’s actress Susan Sarandon’s observation:

“I think there’s something about not giving up and becoming invisible, which is what our society has a tendency to do. I hear women [of a certain age] talking about becoming invisible. My interpretation of anti-aging means anti-becoming invisible.”

Good News: A Tidal Wave of New Research

Fortunately, we are getting a tidal wave of scientific research rewriting the narrative around menopause.

Fortunately, some of the new research in the realm of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

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In this essay, I’ll debunk some of the biggest HRT myths, explore the latest science, and empower you to make informed decisions about your health and well-being throughout menopause.

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Michael Hunter, MD
BeingWell

I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at www.newcancerinfo.com