Benefits of Estrogen Treatment if Started Within a Therapeutic Window
As with the risk profile, the age of initiation plays a large part in maximizing the benefit profile. There is a therapeutic window where estrogen therapy is optimal. After many years of estrogen deficiency, the tissue changes may be advanced and the benefit of estrogen may be dramatically reduced. The primary beneficial action of estrogen is in prevention, that is protecting healthy tissue (Box 5).
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