MENOPAUSE AND HRT

Are you confused about the risks of HRT?

Do you feel that your Doctor does not have enough time to discuss the pros and cons of HRT?

So, what is the solution?

You may already have heard that Testosterone can help many menopausal women.

These questions and many others will be answered by a 45 minute appointment at The Leger Clinic.

The British Menopause Society sums up HRT with this statement “Given appropriately, the benefits of HRT outweigh any risks and its use should not be restricted”

The use of HRT has dropped in recent years following negative publicity that exaggerated the risks.  Further analysis of data which came out of 2 large negative American studies was later found that these negative results were erroneous.

Recent studies have revealed 2 very exciting concepts

  1. Starting HRT at the time, or soon after,  the diagnosis of the Menopause and continuing until about 60 years old significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease i.e. heart disease and stroke.
  2. Oestrogen only HRT used mainly in women who have had a hysterectomy does not increase the risk of breast cancer, and, may in fact reduce it.

A recent study on the safety of HRT showed that the use of Oestrogen patches or gel produced no increased risk of a stroke but that Oestrogen tablets may produce a slight increase in the risk of stroke. For this reason, The Leger Clinic would always recommend patches or gels. A further advantage here is that this form of giving HRT does not increase the risk of thrombosis in the calf veins, another concern held by many women.

The Leger Clinic recommends the use of certain Progestogens over others because it appears that they have a lower incidence of breast cancer than conventional Progestogens.

For more information about the menopause visit www.menopausematters.co.uk

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