This video delves into different types of hormone therapy treatments. Hormone therapy helps treat menopause and other conditions associated with hormone imbalances. The hormone therapy clinic uses estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone to relieve symptoms of menopause and aging. The type of hormone therapy you choose depends on your symptoms, age, and health history.
Hormone therapy comes in many forms: oral pills, patches, gels, or creams that you rub onto your skin, injections, and pellets (suppositories). You may have to go through several different types before finding one that works best for you.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) contains natural hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, taken from plants or animals or their synthetic versions. It takes the place of hormones that the body no longer produces during menopause. Women who take HRT may experience some relief from hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. HRT is a prescription for women who have had a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). It can help prevent heart disease. The decision that guides hormone therapy clinics on the right type depends on many factors, including a desire to preserve fertility and risk factors of heart disease, stroke, and breast cancer.