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Posts Tagged ‘HRT’

MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Monday, March 4th, 2019

The following ‘Ask the Experts’ questions were sent in to The Menopause Exchange by our members, the answers were provided by our ‘Ask the Experts’ panel and included in issues 77 (summer 2018) and 78 (autumn 2018) of The Menopause Exchange newsletter. If you would like to read the questions and answers in the latest issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter sign up for FREE emailed newsletters.

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HRT: MAKING A DECISION

Sunday, February 10th, 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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CONTRACEPTION FOR THE OVER-40s

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

It’s a common assumption that women can stop using contraception in their 40s because their fertility is declining. But contraception shouldn’t be abandoned just because your periods become irregular and sex may be less frequent, because women do still become pregnant in their 40s and even into their 50s (naturally, without fertility treatment).

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