Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) | Menopause Support

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The decision

to take HRT or not is a very personal one. Here at Menopause Support we aim to give you the information you need so you can make the decision that’s right for you. HRT is a complex subject but put simply it replaces the female hormones – oestrogen and progestogen (progesterone) that your ovaries stop producing at menopause.

If you decide to take HRT the more information you have, the better your HRT experience… read more

HRT research

is complex and the results confusing but as a consequence, since the mid 2000s, HRT is given to fewer women, in lower doses, for a shorter time. The NHS guidance is … read more

‘Natural’ progesterone,

rather than synthetic progesterone, is produced from Mexican yam and is available in creams, gels and oils applied to skin. Many women find … read more

Types of orthodox hormonal medicines

(including the Mirena coil) used to control menopausal symptoms vary from pills, skin patches, skin gels, implants, vaginal preparations and intrauterine coils. Which type you are offered depends on your symptoms, age and health history and fall into two categories – Systemic and Vaginal: … read more

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