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Long-term estrogen therapy is no longer recommended for the prevention of heart disease or osteoporosis. However, when used in the short term, estrogen therapy is still recommended for treating hot flashes, vaginal dryness and sleep disturbances.
This video features Dr Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Duration: 0:30. Last Updated On: May 25, 2014, 5:09 a.m.