Hormones are a type of chemical substance produced in the body. They controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs in the human body. Hormones are produced in endocrine glands and then they circulate in body fluids (such as blood).

Hormone therapies are the most common prescription medications used after menopause to treat hot flashes and genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), which includes vaginal dryness.

Hormonal methods are a definite option while you are breastfeeding, but not all of them are appropriate: estrogen-containing products should be avoided because this hormone has the potential to affect milk production. Progestin, on the other hand, is a viable choice, particularly in cases where "local" effects are desired, such as hormonal intrauterine devices.

Hot flashes, Night sweats, vaginal dryness, bone loss, low sex drive, irritability are some of the signs that indicates you need hormone replacement therapy.

Headache, stomach ache, Change in sex drive or ability, diarrhea, and stomach cramps are some of the common side effects of taking hormone pills.