Introduction: What is Hormone Therapy? Does it Affect Your Period Cycle?
Hormone therapy is a form of treatment for various illnesses. It is also used to treat infertility and other conditions. Hormone therapy is also known as hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. It can be used to treat symptoms of menopause and other conditions related to hormones.
Hormone therapy is often prescribed by doctors in the form of pills, patches, or injections. The hormones are usually given in a combination that mimics the natural hormones that are produced by the body’s ovaries during a woman's reproductive years (such as estrogen and progesterone). The goal of this type of treatment is to reduce symptoms from low levels of estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone.
The use of hormone replacement therapy has been shown to have many benefits for women with menopause-related symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. It can also reduce vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex, improve mood swings and irritability caused by hormonal fluctuations