Hormone Replacement Therapy
What is Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or Hormone therapy (HT), is a system of medical treatment for surgically menopausal, perimenopausal and to a lesser extent postmenopausal women. It is based on the idea that the treatment may prevent discomfort caused by diminished circulating estrogen and progesterone hormones. It involves the use of one or more of a group of medications designed to artificially boost hormone levels. The main types of hormones involved are estrogens, progesterone or progestins, and sometimes testosterone. It is often referred to as “treatment” rather than therapy.