Resources to help you understand more about HRT.
Hormone replacement therapy or HRT is an essential treatment for some women that require medication to manage the symptoms of the menopause and the current shortages in medicine supplies are creating a crisis for patients unable to receive their usual treatments.
Frequently asked questions about Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
What is the benefit of HRT?
The main benefit of HRT is that treatment can help relieve most of the common symptoms of menopause such as :
- Night sweats
- Hot flushes
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
- Reduced sex drive
Can HRT ease the symptoms of the menopause?
For some women HRT can ease the symptoms of the menopause and reduce the severity, particularly if the symptoms are unpleasant.
For most women the symptoms of menopause pass after a few years as the process concludes, however the duration of the menopause varies between people.
What sort of treatments are available for HRT?
There are a variety of HRT treatments available on prescription, with patches, tablets and gels being commonplace.
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