Home MENOPAUSE Hormone replacement therapy: application & risks

Hormone replacement therapy: application & risks

by Josephine Andrews
Published: Last Updated on 235 views

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can improve quality of life during menopause. Symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats decrease or disappear completely. However, hormone replacement therapy has side effects, which is why it is only recommended in severe cases. Read more about hormone replacement therapy: preparations, effects, risks and side effects!

Hormone replacement therapy: why it is used!

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) aims to relieve menopausal symptoms with the help of hormone preparations. These include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, nervous restlessness and sleep disorders.

These symptoms are related to the change in hormone balance: During menopause , the body reduces the production of female sex hormones such as estrogen, which can trigger the symptoms mentioned.

However, hormone replacement therapy is not intended to restore previous hormone concentrations in the body, but rather to specifically reduce symptoms caused by estrogen deficiency. The term hormone replacement therapy is therefore not entirely correct; more correct would be “hormone therapy” (HT).

Hormone replacement therapy: preparations – overview

Various preparations are available for hormone replacement therapy during menopause:

  • estrogen-progestin preparations
  • estrogen supplements
  • Tibolone preparations

You may also like

Leave a Comment