Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that involves replacing hormones in the body when production decreases or becomes imbalanced.
During menopause, the body’s production of estrogen and progesterone decreases, which can lead to symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
HRT can help alleviate these symptoms by replacing the hormones that the body is no longer producing. HRT may also help to prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
In men, testosterone production may naturally decrease with age, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, decreased muscle mass, and decreased libido.