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Menopause HRT: Life-threatening ‘risks’ when you take hormone replacement therapy

HRT HORMONE replacement therapy is an option for menopausal women who are experiencing difficult symptoms while going through the change. However, as with any medication, risks are involved.


The headline in my opinion is controversial and misleading - and I advise you to read the full article here plus do your own research.  There are "For and Against HRT" depending on which Menopause Society you follow, each countries guidelines, scientific studies and different Doctors.

The key learning is that you don't have to suffer with symptoms.  Many women love and thrive on HRT, other women and many of my clients go through the Menopause Transformation without HRT.  You are unique and you will experience the menopause in your own way.

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The following article is written by Chanel Georgina in the Daily Express newspaper.  You can read the full article here

While the menopause can lead to hot flushes, vaginal dryness, and insomnia – due to dwindling oestrogen and progesterone hormone levels – boosting these via hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can carry risks. For women who still have their uterus, taking oestrogen-only HRT can increase the risk of endometrial cancer, the Cleveland Clinic stated. This is why this type of treatment is only offered to those who have had their wombs removed, Cancer Research UK clarified, as they have no risk of womb cancer to begin with.

Balance Menopause – run by Dr Louise Newson – pointed out that menopausal women seeking treatment, who still have a womb, will need to take progestogen alongside estrogen, known as combined HRT.

Taking combined HRT is associated with a "small risk of developing breast cancer". However, some studies suggest this slight increased risk is reduced if micronised progesterone is used.

Before taking any type of HRT, it is best to discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor.

There are side effects to be mindful of too, the Cleveland Clinic added, with the most common being:

  • Monthly bleeding
  • Irregular spotting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood swings.

Not all women who take HRT will experience such side effects, and Balance Menopause assured that for women who do, the side effects "settle with time".

Balance Menopause added that taking HRT will enable women to "return to their 'old self'" within 36 months of treatment. 

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