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Hormone replacement therapy for menopause

Hormone replacement therapy for menopause

During menopause in order to maintain hormone balance in women HRT is used. It is also known as menopausal hormone therapy this can help overcome the symptoms of menopause. There are several types of HRT

Types of HRT

  • Estrogen-only HRT
  • Cyclical, or sequential HRT
  • Continuous HRT
  • Long-cycle HRT
  • Local estrogen

Here are few points to know about HRT

  • It can help to keep the skin young but it cannot delay the process of aging for a long time
  • Before going for HRT the physician needs to know your medical history
  • HRT can reduce anxiety issues, hot flashes, stress, vaginal dryness, sleep problems, and other menopause effects

Advantages of HRT

  • Prevents skin aging
  • Reduces the risk of heart attack
  • Improves muscle function
  • Lowers the mortality rate in postmenopausal women.

Who should not use HRT

People with the following medical history should not opt for HRT

  • Migraines
  • Blood clots
  • Heart diseases
  • Breast cancer

For understanding more about hormone replacement therapy for menopause, consult the experience London gynecologist Dr.Sarah Hussain and get your queries clarified.