Hormone-replacement-therapy meaning

The administration of estrogen and progestin to women to relieve the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Hormone replacement therapy has been associated with certain risks, such as an increased risk of breast cancer.
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The administration of estrogen, usually in combination with a progestogen, to relieve the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of osteoporosis in women. Hormone replacement therapy has been associated with certain risks, such as an increased risk of breast cancer.
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The therapeutic administration of estrogen and often progesterone to postmenopausal women in order to reduce symptoms and signs of estrogen deficiency, such as hot flashes and osteoporosis.
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(medicine, chiefly serotherapy) Any of several medical regimens that introduce hormones to the body to replace lost or unavailable ones.

Male-to-female transsexuals often undergo hormone replacement therapy using estrogens and antiandrogens.

Elderly women can use estrogenic hormone replacement therapy to alleviate postmenopausal symptoms.

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