Hormones found in the female body include:
Estrogen and progesterone are created naturally within the body and both fulfill vital roles. Any rise and fall in hormone levels can gravely affect health and well-being. It is, therefore, important to maintain healthy hormone levels, especially during and after menopause. Keep reading to find out more about the different types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) available.
HRT comes in a variety of forms and utilizes different hormones, since not all women suffer from similar symptoms. Consequently, women should discuss the various options with their doctor. The three main types of HRT are discussed in more detail below.
Estrogen replacement therapy introduces external estrogen into the body via pill, patch, injection, or another method. Most commonly, HRT combines estrogen and progesterone to create a compound hormone replacement therapy.
Progesterone-only therapy is not commonly prescribed. Progesterone is usually combined with estrogen and, sometimes, testosterone. There are two forms of progesterone HRT:
Doctors rarely prescribe stand-alone testosterone for women; instead, if testosterone levels are low, a combination of testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen will be prescribed.
Recently, it has become more common for doctors to prescribe a combination of the three hormones, though research on long-term effects of this combination is incomplete.
Now that the most common hormones used in replacement therapy have been enumerated, continue reading to learn about estrogen hormone replacement therapy.
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Implement simple lifestyle changes and natural approaches to prevent, manage, and relieve symptoms.