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Hormone Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Menopause

Menopause, the end of the menstrual cycle, is natural, and most women transition through it without major problems — but of course, not all do. Commonly, women going through menopause experience life-altering symptoms from mood swings, hot flashes, and insomnia that affect their physical and emotional well-being. Some of the symptoms are caused by a sudden fluctuation in hormones like estrogen — the hormone responsible for periods — that signal the body to feel and do things that lead to negative symptoms. For example, the reduction of estrogen can cause the vaginal walls to become thinner, leading to pain during sexual intercourse. Because of this, hormone replacement therapy (HRT)...