A Guide to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Health & Fitness 2023
Dr. Elise Dallas, Menopause Specialist at The London General Practice, provides some insight into HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) as a treatment option for Menopause. HRT helps to replace the hormones, such as oestrogen, that naturally decrease during menopause. This can help treat symptoms and also provides other health benefits. Hormone Replacement Therapy comes in various forms, such as skin patches, oral tablets, gels, and sprays. The choice of HRT depends on individual needs, and while all types contain an oestrogen hormone there is also sometimes a need for the addition of Progesterone and in some cases Testosterone.
“You don’t need to wait for your periods to cease before starting HRT. Women experiencing bothersome symptoms should consult a healthcare professional to determine the best course of action.”
Choosing the right HRT options depends on individual factors and here at the London General Practice Dr Elise, and our team of Menopause specialists, will consult with you to find the best possible treatment options. There can be numerous advantages to the use of HRT, not only can it relieve Menopause symptoms it can also reduce the risk of other conditions such as Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular Disease and put you at lower risk for type 2 Diabetes and bowel cancer.
If you are experiencing Perimenopause or Menopause symptoms and would like to know more about our private Menopause treatment options available then please get in touch here.