Estrogen and progestin are two female sex hormones.
Hormone replacementtherapy at NV Medical Orlando works by replacing the hormone estrogen that the body no longer produces. Estrogen reduces feelings of warmth in the upper body and periods of sweating and heat (hot flashes), vaginal symptoms (itching, burning, and dryness), and difficulty urinating, but it does not relieve other menopausal symptoms, such as nervousness or depression. Estrogen also prevents bone thinning (osteoporosis) in menopausal women.
Progestin is added to estrogen in hormone replacement therapy to reduce the risk of uterine cancer in women who still have a uterus. At NV Medical Orlando Hormone replacement therapy is a medication that contains female hormones. You take the medicine to replace the estrogen your body stops producing during menopause.
Hormone therapyis most commonly used to treatment at NV Medical Orlando common menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal discomfort.
HRT replaces hormones that a woman's body no longer produces due to menopause.