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Hormone Based Solutions

Hormone Based Solutions to Menopause

HRT is still the treatment with the most evidence for menopause symptoms. Not everyone can take it, but many women can and find it really helps. Learn more about the different types of HRT here.
When to start HRT
Knowing when to start HRT is not the easiest question to answer - this is an individual decision and is predominantly dependent on your symptoms and personal medical history. You should always ensure you understand all your options prior to making such a decision.
3 minutes
When to stop HRT
Choosing when to stop with your HRT is a very personal decision. The simple answer would be to stop taking your HRT once your symptoms finish, however, it can be very difficult to know when this happens. You also need to be prepared for some of your symptoms to 'reappear' for a short while once you begin to wean yourself off your medication.
4 minutes
Benefits of HRT
Although there are risks, there are many benefits to taking HRT as well. It is important to learn about both sides so that you can properly assess your risk-to-benefit ratio.
5 minutes
Body identical HRT
Body identical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the recommended treatment for menopause in the UK. It's the lowest risk, and most well regulated form of HRT. We briefly explain what it is, how it's different and what to look out for when you get your prescription.
2 minutes
Side effects of HRT
HRT, like other medications, does have some side effects. The side effects will differ depending on your body and the type of HRT you are taking.
4 minutes
HRT after your periods have stopped
Women who are more than one year past their last period need to take hormone therapy continuously. This article explains what that means, and why it is important.
2 minutes
HRT whilst you still have periods
Women who are still having periods can take hormone replacement therapy - they just have to take it in a slightly different way. This way of taking HRT is called cyclical HRT. This article explains what it means to take cyclical HRT is and why it is important.
2 minutes
FAQs before starting HRT
It's common to have a lot of questions before starting HRT. Here, our medical advisor shares answers to some of the most common questions you might have before starting HRT.
7 minutes
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) - explained
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most common medical treatment of menopause. There's a lot of confusion about the risks and benefits of HRT - and it can be hard to understand whether it might help you. This article explains what HRT is, the different forms and it's pros and cons.
10 minutes
HRT patches
Many women use HRT patches to help reduce their menopause symptoms. This is a short introduction to patches, and how they work.
2 minutes
HRT spray
There's a new form of transdermal HRT - estrogen spray (Lenzetto). This covers what it is, and how to use it.
2 minutes
HRT tablets
There are many different forms of HRT. This explains more about the tablet form.
2 minutes
Estrogen gel
Estrogen gel is a common form of HRT. It's applied straight onto the skin on a daily basis. Here we explain the benefits of estrogen gel.
2 minutes
Estrogen Hormone Therapy
Replacing the hormone estrogen is a crucial part of all hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Here we explain why estrogen is so important; who it's suitable for; the different forms of estrogen HRT; and the risks associated with each form.
9 minutes
Progesterone Hormone Therapy
Progesterone an important part of hormone replacement therapy for some, but not all women. Here we explain who needs progesterone, why they need it, and the best forms of progesterone.
4 minutes
Utrogestan - body identical progesterone
The medication Utrogestan is a commonly recommended form of progesterone HRT. You need progesterone if you still have a womb - to protect the womb lining. Utrogestan is a body identical form of HRT, meaning that it's low risk.
2 minutes
Vaginal Estrogen
Vaginal Estrogen is one of the lowest risk forms of HRT. It can be taken as an alternative too, or alongside systemic HRT. Have a read to learn all about what it is, how to apply it, and why it is a safer option.
7 minutes