Statins could mitigate clotting risk in women at menopausal age on hormone therapy

Statin therapy could lower the odds of blood clot formation conferred by hormone therapy in perimenopausal women, according to a case-control study published in JAMA Network Open.
“Menopause-associated symptoms (eg, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, disruptions in sleep patterns and cognitive changes) are common and can affect quality of life. Hormone therapy (HT) is an effective treatment for many of these symptoms. However, concerns regarding increased risk of venous thromboembolism, stroke or myocardial infarction can prevent many symptomatic women from receiving HT,” John W. Davis,

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