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Signs that you may need hormone replacement therapy include:
Pain, itching, or burning during intercourse.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment to relieve symptoms of the menopause. It replaces hormones that are at a lower level as you approach menopause
Estrogen increases blood flow and metabolic rate, regulates body temperature, helps maintain muscles, improves skin health, helps maintain memory, increases sexual interest and reduces risk of depression and anxiety.
Progesterone helps normalize the thyroid, restore libido, prevent bone loss and protect against cancer. It also helps balance the effects of estrogen at a tissue level. One hormone isn’t necessarily more important than another—the two hormones work best when balanced together. An excess of estrogen may also result in undesirable symptoms.
For women nearing menopause or who are post-menopause, focusing on eating a hormone-balancing diet or starting estrogen-progesterone replacement therapy can bring a host of potential health benefits, including improved brain health. However, before making any medical decisions, we recommend talking to your doctor about the benefits and potential risks.