Here are the frequently asked questions about hormone replacement therapy.
Will taking HRT cause people put on weight?
No, taking hormone replacement therapy will not cause you put on weight. Till now, researchers have never found any evidence that prove the link between HRT and weight. Some women will gain weight when they reach menopause. But no HRT will causes you gain weight.
Will hormone replacement therapy increase the risk of cancer?
Unfortunately it is a yes. Taking HRT will increase your risk to have cancer developed in your breast or ovary. It doesn't mean that every woman who takes HRT will have cancer. Still the chances are high for one who uses long term HRT.
Is there is any herbal remedy effective as HRT to reduce the symptoms of menopause?
No, as of now, no any herbal remedies have been found out that will reduce the menopause symptoms. HRT is the only effective method of treatment that can be used for this.
What are the different types of HRT?
Two main types of HRT are available for treatment. That includes Estrogen therapy ET and estrogen progesterone hormone therapy EPT. In ET, you will be asked to intake a small dose of estrogen as a pill every day. EPT is used only for women who still have a uterus. In this both thehormones will be combined and supplemented to the body.
What are the benefits of HRT?
Benefits of HRT are plenty. Some of the most important among them is relief from hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, itchy skin etc. Moreover, it will reduce the chance of developing osteoporosis which will result in bone breakage, minimize the chance of colon cancer and diabetes etc.
What are the risks of HRT?
Even though HRT offers a lot many benefits, it too has some risk factors. One of the major factors among them is the increased chance of endometrial cancer. Also the chances for blood clots, stroke, urinal bladder stones, dementia etc are high for women taking HRT. Anyway choosing the best hormone replacement therapists will help you reduce the risk factors to a great extent.