Definitions for "Hormone Replacement Therapy"
Estrogen in combination with progestin used in the treatment of vasomotor symptoms, prevention of osteoporosis and protection against cardiovascular disease. Often used with patients with intact uterus.
(HRT): The use of estrogen and/or progesterone from an outside source after the body has stopped producing these hormones. See estrogen replacement therapy for a more detailed explanation.
Treatment with female sex hormones (either oestrogen alone, or more usually, oestrogen and progesterone) after natural or early Menopause. Helps prevent symptoms such as Hot Flushes and long term problems such as bone thinning.
The medically supervised administration of absent hormones. This term is used regardless of whether a person is transsexual or a genetic born male or female.