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What are the Different Types of HRT?

October 19, 2023

HRT, or hormone replacement therapy is used to alleviate the symptoms of menopause. There are different types of HRT, including estrogen-only therapy and combination therapy (estrogen and progesterone). 

Estrogen-only therapy is used for women who have had a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus). Combination therapy includes both estrogen and progesterone and is used for women who still have their uterus. The addition of progesterone helps reduce the risk of endometrial cancer, which can occur when estrogen is taken alone.

HRT can be administered in various forms, such as pills, patches, gels, creams, and injections. The specific type and dosage of HRT depend on a person's individual needs and health status.