Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and heart health- What to Know

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Heart disease remains the leading cause of suffering and death in the U.S.

A heart attack is an emergency health condition when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a part of the heart muscle is suddenly blocked.

When the heart muscle cannot get blood, it begins to die very soon.

Many chronic conditions can contribute to it, such as high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.

Although there have been improvements in the prevention of heart disease, treatments of these risk factors are not optimal.

This Health & Medicine Lab video talks about how hormone replacement therapy (HRT) affects heart health in women.

If you care about heart health, please read studies about a simple way to improve heart-attack repair, and how to recognize a heart attack: It’s not like on TV.

Disclaimer: Any information on diseases and treatments available in this video is intended for general guidance only and must never be considered a substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional with questions you may have regarding your medical condition.