How does hormone therapy work?

By replacement. Hormone therapy is supplemental, replacing lost hormone to better levels.
Balance. Relative insufficiency of several different hormones occur as we age. Replacement balances out the effects of the lack of optimal production. Hormones affect every part of your body & if they are out of balance, then so are you.

Related Questions

Does growth hormone therapy really work in making you grow taller?

Only if appropriate. Growth hormone will only increase height if one is still growing. Once the growth plates ("epiphyses") have fused, or closed, one cannot gain further height. In general, the use of growth hormone to treat short stature is limited to children who have specific inherited abnormalities that affect their growth. Read more...
Additionally. Damage to the pituitary is another reason a child may require growh hormone. Read more...

Is there a way to give my eggs without having controversial procedures like hormone therapy? E.G. Just give one egg at a time so I don't have to?

Yes and no. Technically yes, as eggs can be collected one at a time during a natural cycle. However, practically no, as pregnancy chances for the recipient will be lower making this approach of egg donation prohibitive. Read more...

What is hormone therapy for?

Hormone problems. Hormone therapy is a broad term, but applies to lowering elevated hormone levels, replenishing abnormally low levels and treating problems with the normal glands. Hormones are also sometimes used to treat other, nonhormonal disorders. Read more...

What's the ideal dose of hormone therapy?

What's right for you. It's an individual thing. There is no standard dose. It's what works for you and has risks that you can tolerate. Talk to your doctor about what is right for you. Read more...

What are the claims against hormone therapy?

Blood clots. It slightly raise the risk of developing blood clots and certain kinds of other cancers. This is a detailed discussion which you should have with your doctor who knows your medical issues in detail. Read more...