Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a type of treatment used by women to help relieve the symptoms of the menopause. As women approach the menopause, the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone begin to reduce. This reduction can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including;
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
- Hot flushes
HRT treatments are designed to replace these hormones, allowing the body to return to normal.
The menopause occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop releasing an egg every month. This means she will no longer experience her monthly menstruation (period) cycle and she will no longer be able to have children. On average the menopause will occur during a women’s early fifties. However, some women do experience the menopause in their 40’s, and for a small percentage of women, their 30’s.