Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, uses female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) to treat common symptoms of menopause.
HRT can relieve:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness, which can result in painful intercourse
- Some skin and hair changes
- Bladder irritability
- Mood and sleep disturbances
More importantly, hormone replacement therapy may reduce a woman’s risk for osteoporosis and other illnesses linked with the decrease of estrogen.
Your clinician will work with you to determine if HRT is right for you, and if so, which type is best based on your personal history.