hormone replacement therapy

noun

Definition of hormone replacement therapy

: the therapeutic use of hormones typically to increase diminished levels in the body : hormone therapy The usual treatment for hypothyroidism is hormone replacement therapy.— Kate Murphy especially : the administration of estrogen often along with a synthetic progestin especially to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis abbreviation HRT

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The event focuses on lesbian, bisexual, trans, and non-binary breast/chest care, including trans men with or without top surgery and trans women who have developed breast tissue through hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Kim Schuette/share, Cincinnati.com, "Equitas Health holds ‘Go Topless Once a Year’ in Cincinnati," 25 June 2019 Walters, who also performs PRP on many patients going through hair loss, says other treatments could include hormone replacement therapy in pre-menopausal and menopausal women, as well as iron supplementation in anemic patients. Lisa Fogarty, Harper's BAZAAR, "Biotin Is in Every Hair Growth Pill. But Does it Even Work?," 22 May 2019 That includes some antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms of menopause, and medications for anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, and high blood pressure, the NEI says. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Things That Can Make Your Dry Eyes Even Worse," 1 Aug. 2018 Fortunately, Mayo Clinic says the condition can be treated with hormone replacement therapy, stress management, and counseling. Sarah Jio, Woman's Day, "10 Reasons Your Husband Doesn't Want to Have Sex," 21 Feb. 2019 For some people, that includes hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or surgery; others may choose not to follow those paths, whether due to financial limitations or personal reasons. Carter Schneider, Teen Vogue, ""I'll Be in Transition Forever": Trans-masculine and Non-binary People Talk Identity, Affirmation, and More," 6 Dec. 2018 In the majority of cases, women who undergo mastectomy also opt for implant reconstruction, and women who undergo salpingo-oophorectomy begin taking synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Katherine Drabiak, Washington Post, "As more women turn to genetic testing for breast cancer, understanding risk is key," 25 June 2018 Amid this wry look at the sandwich generation, Pearson adds a dose of medical advice about hormone replacement therapy. Patty Rhule, USA TODAY, "'How Hard Can It Be?' Just ask Kate, who's turning 50 in hilarious, timely new novel," 4 June 2018 Many turn to laser hair removal, breast augmentation, facial feminization procedures, tracheal shave surgery, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). refinery29.com, "For Trans Women, "Passing" Isn't Just Cosmetic — It's Survival," 25 May 2018

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hormone replacement therapy

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English Language Learners Definition of hormone replacement therapy

medical : the use of the hormone estrogen to treat symptoms of menopause

hormone replacement therapy

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Medical Definition of hormone replacement therapy

: the therapeutic use of hormones typically to increase diminished levels in the body : hormone therapy The usual treatment for hypothyroidism is hormone replacement therapy.— Kate Murphy especially : the administration of estrogen often along with a synthetic progestin especially to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis abbreviation HRT

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