Hormone therapy involves taking estrogen and progesterone to alleviate menopausal symptoms effectively. Estrogen can help reduce hot flashes and night sweats, while progesterone can help prevent endometrial cancer. Hormone therapy may also help prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of fractures.
If you are experiencing symptoms related to menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, or mood swings, your doctor may recommend hormone therapy (HT) as a treatment option.
Hormone therapy involves taking estrogen and progesterone to replace the hormones your body is no longer producing sufficiently. There are two types of hormone therapy: estrogen-only therapy (ET) and combination estrogen-progestin therapy (EPT).
ET is recommended for women who have had a hysterectomy, as they do not need progesterone to protect the lining of the uterus. EPT is recommended for women who still have their uterus, as estrogen alone can increase the risk of uterine cancer.