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HT F acts Symptoms of Menopause Hot Flashes Vaginal Dryness Mood Changes Irregular Periods Night Sweats Types of HT Systemic Hormone Therapy Considered the most effective treatment for symptoms. Available in forms such as: Pill • Skin Patch • Spray Cream • Gel Low-Dose Vaginal Products Treats vaginal and urinary symptoms, but do not address other symptoms. Available in forms such as: Cream • Ring • Tablet Benefits and Risks In addition to easing symptoms, HT may prevent: Osteoporosis HT may increase your risk for: Breast Cancer • Stroke If you have questions about HT, consult with your physician. Vital Signs Summer 2017 Vol. 75 5