Menopause, HRT & Osteoporosis
Menopause is the end of women’s menstrual cycles. The term can describe any of the changes women go through just before or after they stop having their periods, marking the end of their reproductive years. Osteoporosis can occur during this time.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment to relieve symptoms of the menopause. It replaces hormones that are at a lower level as you approach this change. It can also help prevent weakening of the bones, known as osteoporosis, which is more common after this time.