Are you starting to notice changes? Changes that may be signs of menopause? Hormone replacement therapy is medication that contains female hormones and may be able to help you. You take the medication to replace the estrogen that your body stops making during menopause. Hormone therapy is most often used to treat common menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal discomfort or dryness. Hormone therapy has also been proven to prevent bone loss and decrease fracture in postmenopausal women. However, there are risks associated with using hormone therapy that must be considered. These risks depend on the type of hormone therapy, the dose, how long the medication is taken and your personal health risks. Hormone therapy should be tailored to each person and reevaluated every so often to be sure the benefits always outweigh the risks. Call today to make an appointment and discuss these issues with one of our experienced Nurse Practitioners!