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HRT: MAKING A DECISION

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on the menopause, which was published in 2015, recommended that women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms shouldn’t ‘suffer in silence’, and that a range of treatment options, including HRT, are available and can help. It’s difficult to decide whether or not to take HRT, especially because there are so many myths and misconceptions about its safety, following the publication of the UK’s Million Women’s Study and the US Women’s Health Initiative in the early 2000s. This article aims to inform you about the benefits and potential risks of taking HRT before you make the final decision with your doctor or nurse. The use of HRT is a personal choice and, for many women, it markedly improves flushes and sweats. However, not all women can take HRT or choose it as an option, so it’s important to discuss the pros and cons with a healthcare professional.

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