Hormone Replacement Therapy

As you age, your ovaries slowly cease to produce estrogen and progesterone, two hormones that are responsible for many effects, such as: thicken the uterus to prepare it for the implantation of a fertilized egg. These hormones also protect the body from developing uterine cancer and osteoporosis. The decrease of these hormone levels is also responsible for many of the symptoms of menopause.

As these hormones are valuable for women's health and well-being, many women choose to replace them through a pill, patch or cream to retain the benefits produced through hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Estrogen and progesterone, helps relieve these symptoms and may prevent osteoporosis. While there are risks associated with HRT, it is important to take the lowest dosage possible that will achieve the desired result, and re-evaluate this regularly. Your doctor can help you decide which type of HRT, if any, is right for you.

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