Is Hormone Replacement Therapy an option for me?
Hormone replacement therapy is not for everybody. Your ovaries will continue to age, with or without hormone therapy. However, some women experience severe hot flushes and lack of sleep because of the natural aging process. Additional hormones can be helpful in controlling these normal menopausal symptoms but we have to be aware of the side effects and balance the potential risks against the possible benefits for each individual.
If hormone replacement therapy is something your doctor thinks you are a good candidate for, it would be prudent to use them for just a few years. Your gynecologist is the doctor with the training necessary to guide your choice and keep you safe and healthy. This WebMD article will provide more information so you can discuss this topic with your doctor further.