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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Articles

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Does Sex Drive Decrease With Age?

Low libido affects both men and women at some point in their lives, resulting in lessened desire for sexual activity and fewer sexual fantasies which many may find a cause for concern.

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Hormone replacement therapy: an overview

HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is a treatment that introduces oestrogen or other hormones into the body, usually to help replace lost hormones or low hormone levels. Most commonly, oestrogen will be used almost exclusively in HRT, and it is typica...

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Are there any HRT alternatives?

Not everyone will be able to take HRT therapy to balance out their hormonal levels. For those people, there are alternatives. While some of these can be equally as effective for regulating hormones, HRT is the preferred method for good reas...

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What are the risks of hormone replacement therapy?

While HRT (hormone replacement therapy) offers many benefits, it also comes with some potential risks. We’re going to examine what those risks are so you can be better informed about this treatment method:

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What are the HRT benefits?

While there are some potential risks associated with HRT (hormone replacement therapy), the benefits far outweigh them, especially for women who are under 50 and who are in relatively good health.

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Should you have hormone replacement therapy after a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy, or surgical removal of the uterus, is a common medical procedure. It is often combined with an oophorectomy, which is the removal of the ovaries.

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Natural ways to tackle menopausal symptoms

HRT has had a bad press in recent years, although for many women, it is the best way of managing the symptoms that come with the menopause. However, for other women, natural alternatives and lifestyle changes can alleviate the symptoms and allow them...

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Menopause symptoms

Menopause is a time in a woman’s life when she stops having periods. As a woman ages, she becomes less fertile and eventually stops releasing a monthly egg altogether. Hormone levels, especially estrogen, change within the body during this proc...