Hormone Therapy (HT)
How It Works
HT increases the estrogen and progestin levels in your body. There are several ways to take HT, including continuous and cyclic along with higher-dose and low-dose.
Combining progestin with estrogen:
- Protects against endometrial cancer (which can develop with estrogen-only therapy).
- Is not needed for women who have no uterus.
- May trigger monthly withdrawal bleeding when progestin is used periodically (such as in cyclic HT).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 8, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine