HRT. Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, or both) given to women after menopause to replace the hormones no longer produced by the ovaries. Also called menopausal hormone therapy.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Procedure

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FDA Backs New Hormone Therapy Education Campaign
... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a national campaign to help educate women about the pros and cons associated with the use of estrogen therapy, also known as hormone replacement ther...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Benefits May Outweigh Risks for Some Women
... Cleveland Clinic menopause experts advise each woman to determine her "personal risk profile" with her physician before abruptly stopping hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to fears that ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hormone Replacement Therapy Complications

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Menopause and Ovarian Cancer
... Menopause itself is not associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. However, the rates of many cancers, including ovarian cancer, do increase with age. In addition, some of the drugs used ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Estrogen Dependent Cancers
... Breast cancer: In the Women''s Health Initiative, 8506 women took combination hormone replacement therapy for an average of 5.2 years of follow up. Women were evaluated for high risk by the Gail Model...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hormone Replacement Therapy Results

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Menopause Quiz: Is HT Right for You?
... While post menopause hormone therapy (HRT) is generally an effective way to manage menopausal symptoms and prevent osteoporosis, it is not recommended for everyone. The following quiz may help you det...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hormone Therapy
... While there are several treatment options for menopause, hormone therapy (HT) is the most well known and the most efficacious and the only FDA-approved treatment. Every year researchers find out more ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hormone Replacement Therapy Other

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Hormone Therapy: Frequently Asked Questions
... What is hormone therapy? Hormone therapy (HT) is a treatment program in which a woman who has a uterus takes estrogen and progestin (a synthetic form of progesterone) to relieve menopause symptoms and...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

FDA Backs New Hormone Therapy Education Campaign
... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a national campaign to help educate women about the pros and cons associated with the use of estrogen therapy, also known as hormone replacement ther...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

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Resources

  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)
  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)