Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is used to treat common menopausal symptoms. Benefits of HRT include:
- Reducing hot flashes
- Reducing vaginal discomfort
- Prevention of osteoporosis (bone thinning or loss) and fractures
- In those who experience early menopause or estrogen deficiency HRT can decrease the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, dementia and mood changes.
As with any medication therapy, there are benefits, risks and side-effects. Our physician will discuss these factors with you to determine your best options. We will work with you through your menopausal years to monitor how HRT is working and make any adjustments as needed.