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Old 07-06-20, 07:24 AM  
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Originally Posted by Taiga View Post
Possibly because exogenous hormones can potentially exacerbate autoimmune disorders. However, there is some more recent research indicating that HRT may not exacerbate and even possibly improve RA. Increased risk of blood clots does remain an issue so your doctor will also assess overall risk based on your full medical history.

ETA: This article does an excellent job at explaining how/why estrogen specifically can affect various autoimmune disorders based on disease pathway.
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