During menopause, women will experience a fluctuation in hormone levels that ends with an overall decrease in hormones. Hormones are at their highest during the childbearing years, however, as women age, their hormone levels naturally decrease. Menopause comes with a wide range of symptoms often including mood swings, hot flashes, and often depression.
Hormone replacement treatment is often prescribed for women going through the process of menopause. Hormone replacement therapy can work to decrease or even eliminate the symptoms of menopause by replacing the hormones that are diminishing.
Risks of hormone replacement therapy include an increased