Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Estrogen and progesterone are hormones that are produced by a woman's ovaries. When the ovaries no longer produce adequate amounts of these hormones, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be given to supplement the body with adequate levels.

Supplementation with estrogen alone, or an estrogen/progesterone combination, can be used during and after menopause, and can be in the form of a patch, pills or a topical cream.

Like all prescription medications, HRT should be re-evaluated each year.

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to use HRT. These include your current health status and medical history.

Discuss your risk factors and medical history with Dr. Shalita. Together you can evaluate the risks and benefits of HRT, or consider other treatments and options.