Video: What is HRT?

HRT is an abbreviation for Hormone Replacement Therapy. It is a medical treatment that involves replacing hormones in the body that have decreased due to aging or other medical conditions.

Typically, HRT is used to treat symptoms associated with menopause in women, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood changes. HRT can also be used to treat other conditions, such as low testosterone in men, or to help transgender individuals transition to their desired gender by changing their hormone levels. The type of hormone replacement therapy and dosage used depends on the individual’s medical history, current health status, and treatment goals. It’s important to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any hormone replacement therapy.

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