Menopausal women are turning to hormone therapy to ease symptoms; but does it also help manage diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease?

Scientists are still learning about how the therapy affects the heart and blood arteries (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life, which can also bring about many physical and emotional changes. The hormonal changes during menopause, which usually begin at the age of 45-55 years, can cause a variety of symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. But these symptoms can be more debilitating in many cases and can lead to issues like discomfort during sex, urinary urgency, and dryness in the skin, around the eyes, and the mouth. However, experts suggest that there are many treatment options available to help manage these symptoms, one of which is hormone therapy.

“In India, hormone therapy is becoming increasingly popular as women seek to manage the symptoms of menopause. Many women are turning to this therapy as a safe and effective way to manage their symptoms and improve overall health,” Dr Vaishali Sharma, laparoscopic surgeon and IVF specialist, told