Estrofem is a medicine for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). It contains estradiol, the female oestrogen hormone. When women get older, they produce less oestrogen. Estrofem substitutes the lack of oestrogen in postmenopausal women. It reliefs the symptoms of the menopause and also prevents osteoporosis. Additionally, Estrofem is also used as transgender therapy.
Estrofem substitutes the lack of oestrogen if the forthcoming symptoms seriously hinder a woman in her daily life. By substituting oestrogen, symptoms as hot face and flushes are alleviated. Some women can also develop fragile bones during the menopause. Estrofem prevents this from happening. This medicine is especially used in women who have had their womb removed and therefore do not require a combined oestrogen/progestogen therapy.
Another treatment Estrofem is used for, is transgender therapy. Taking hormones will alter the secondary gender characteristics. These characteristics will become more pronounced which corresponds with the transgender’s gender identity.