With about 8 out of every 10 women experiencing emotional and physical symptoms of menopause, including hot flushes, insomnia and night sweats, could hormone replacement therapy (HRT) be the answer to the debilitating effects?
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
This is a type of medication used to relieve the symptoms of menopause in women. It replaces progesterone and oestrogen (the female sex hormones), which experience a drop towards the start of menopause. Once replaced, the effects of menopause are minimised.
Hormone replacement therapy has also been found to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. However, it also has risks associated with it – these depend on the dosage, type of hormone therapy employed and period it is used.
What are the Benefits...