Comprehending the Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy is one of the most progressive techniques that have been developed in the world of gynecology. This procedure is commonly referred to as Menopause Hormone Therapy because of its extensive use in reducing symptoms associated with menopause.

Types of HRT available

HRT, as the name suggests is a procedure that balances the hormonal level in the body. As women age, the ovaries reduce the production of estrogen and progesterone which are responsible for the menstrual cycle. As these levels decrease, the body reacts with hot flushes, vaginal dryness, night sweats and emotional distress. To manage this reduction in the hormone level, estrogen and progesterone are introduced externally into the blood stream through tablets, patches, gels and implants. In case the patient has undergone hysterectomy, progesterone is not advised.

HRT: The Controversy

Hormone Replacement Therapy has been very effective in treating hot flushes, vaginal dryness and pain and even unexpected, heavy bleeding during pre-menopause and menopause. This is true when the treatment is used on a short term basis only for momentary relief from menopausal symptoms.

On the other hand, although HRT is used in long term treatment for osteoporosis and specific types of cancer, it is known to have damaging results. In many women, it causes blood clots, heart problems and also cancer. Therefore, even when recommended on a long term basis it is only used as the last resort.

Therefore, it is important to discuss your problems with your doctor in detail before opting for this procedure. Taking a light dose initially also helps you understand the effects on your body. It is important to consider medical history and age while consenting to the HRT procedure.

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