Hormone replacement therapy, in which women are given doses of estrogen or a combination of estrogen and progestogen, is used to treat the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, and thinning bones.
More than 10 million women in the United States use some form of hormone replacement therapy.
Some research has shown that hormone therapy could raise kidney stone and breast cancer risks. Therefore, hormone therapy should be used for as short a time as possible and at the lowest possible dose.
It’s important to discuss hormone replacement therapy with your doctor before making a decision about starting or stopping hormone replacement therapy.
If you are interested in discussing hormone therapy with a specialist at UT Southwestern's facilities in Dallas, or for more information about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.