As the body ages, it can stop producing enough hormones. This lack can cause deficiencies and other problems. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is a medication most often used to treat menopausal symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy is the use of medications containing female hormones to replace the ones that the body no longer makes after menopause. This allows the body to return to balance easing symptoms, such as hot flashes that occur after menopause.
Hormone therapy replacement can be beneficial in many areas such as:
The decision to use hormone replacement therapy, and the duration of use, must be based on individual assessment and needs. To determine if hormone therapy is a good treatment option for you, the first step is to speak with your doctor about your individual symptoms and health risks. Hormone therapy can have a variety of benefits and should be considered if:
HRT is not recommended for disease prevention, except for women under 60 years who have substantially increased risk of bone fractures. If you have questions about hormone replacement therapy, and whether it is the right option for you, contact the office or stop by today.
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