Hormone replacement therapy involves taking medication that contains female hormones like estrogen. This therapy has been used for decades to treat the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, although using systemic and long-term hormone therapy for postmenopausal issues is not regularly recommended because of recent research related to its health risks, including heart disease, strokes, breast cancer, and blood clots. Women that are healthy, have lost significant bone mass, have very severe hot
The two primary types of systemic hormone therapy include low-dose vaginal products which come in the form of a tablet, vaginal ring, or cream and contain a low dose of estrogen. These typically treat vaginal symptoms of menopause but do not assist with hot flashes or osteoporosis. Systemic hormone therapy comes in many forms, including a spray, cream, gel, skin patch, or pill and is an effective relief for many of menopause’s symptoms.
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