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Estrogen and progestin therapy for menopause

Estrogen and progestin therapy is a type of hormone therapy (HT) that uses a combination of two hormones, estrogen and progestin. It replaces the hormones that drop during menopause. It can be used to treat symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes. HT can also help prevent thinning bones.

Like all medicines, HT has some risks. But for many people, the benefits of taking HT outweigh the risks. Talk with your doctor about whether HT is right for you.