Hormone Replacement Therapy | HRT
Are you going through menopause? You may notice some changes to your body. Depending on your situation, your provider may recommend hormone replacement therapy.
But hormone replacement therapy has some risks. It is not for every woman. Talk to your provider about the best treatment and care to ease menopause symptoms.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Menopause is a time in a woman’s life when she stops having her period. It is a normal part of aging but it can cause symptoms like:
Hormone replacement therapy is medicine containing female hormones, usually estrogen, progestin or both. It is used to help treat these symptoms of menopause. It can also prevent osteoporosis. But hormone replacement therapy also has risks. Talk to your provider about the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone replacement therapy risks
Hormone replacement therapy can increase your risk of:
Your provider may look at your medical history and lifestyle when discussing whether HRT is right for you. If you decide to take HRT, it should be at the lowest effective dose.