This article is about the treatment with sex steroids. For hormone replacement therapy in general, and for other instances in which hormones might be prescribed, see hormone therapy. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a system of medical treatment for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, based on the assumption that it may prevent discomfort and health problems caused by diminished circulating estrogen hormones. The treatment involves a series of drugs designed to artificially boost ...
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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

The Women''s Health Initiative 
... What is the Women''s Health Initiative? The Women''s Health Initiative (WHI) is a large randomized clinical trial funded by the federal government to determine if hormones prevent heart disease. The t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer
... Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment program in which a woman takes estrogen and progestin (a synthetic form of progesterone) to relieve menopause symptoms. HRT also reduces a woman’s risk...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

Resources

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