HRT is an option for women to treat the common symptoms of menopause (e.g. hot flushes, discomfort with intercourse, sleep disturbance and irritability). In menopause your ovaries stop producing oestrogen and these low oestrogen levels are what causes menopausal symptoms. By providing oestrogen replacement, HRT can relieve these symptoms and improve quality of life. But like all treatments there are risks and side effects to be aware of, as well as non-hormonal alternative options. Please discuss this more with your doctor at Coastal O&G.