What Exactly Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Historically, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was widely suggested for the management of menopause and menopausal symptoms, along with preventing osteoporosis and heart related illnesses.

A major study referred to as Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) shed new light regarding how HRT is observed.

Hormone replacement therapy is commonly used to supplement your body with either estrogen alone or estrogen and progesterone combined during and after menopause. Estrogen and progesterone are hormones which are made by a female’s ovaries.

Once the ovaries cease to produce adequate levels of these hormones (such as menopause), HRT might be made available to supplement your body with adequate amounts of estrogen and progesterone.

HRT comes in a variety of treatment options:

• pills
• creams
• patches
• bioidenticals

For your safety, all options should be managed by a healthcare provider that specializes in women’s heath. Please make sure the provider you choose to help you manage HRT is educated.

For those who have questions or perhaps wish to make a scheduled appointment, please contact us at 320-669-2662.