Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a type of treatment used to replace your naturally dwindling levels of estrogen, progesterone and sometimes testosterone. There are many different formulations or routes of delivery of these vital hormones including but not limited to:

  • Injections

  • Pellets

  • Troche or lozenge

  • Compounded hormones

  • Patches- estrogen only or estrogen +progesterone

  • Pills-estrogen,progesterone, estrogen+progesterone,estrogen+testosteronecreased PMS
  • Sprays or gels that you put on your skin-estrogen only

  • Vaginal estrogen creams, tablets or rings

Hormone therapy will help stop the unpleasant symptoms of menopause and can also help keep your bones strong, possibly help prevent Alzheimer’s/demetia, keep your skin and vaginal tissues feeling good and many other things. Because is not for appropriate for everyone, Dr. Karmel is here to help you figure out if HRT is right for you.