HRT Q & A with

Kathie Cooke

The use of Hormone replacement therapy abbreviated to HRT, has been surrounded by confusion in recent years. Now is the time to set the record straight.

About This Episode

During this conversation Kathie, one of the directory medical specialists explains what HRT is used for and why.

The questions came from members of the Menopause Mindset group on Facebook.

The questions were:

  1. How does it help?
  2. Are there any risks associated with taking HRT, from cancers, etc? And if so, how are these outweighed by the benefits?
  3. I have ulceractive colitis and a lot of my meno symptoms are the same as flare up symptoms, can I go on HRT as contraception makes my colitis symptoms worse?
  4. When is the HRT fem conti seven coming back please? Further details on the availability of HRT is shown here https://thebms.org.uk/2020/09/british-menopause-society-further-update-on-hrt-supply-shortages-28th-september-2020/
  5. I have been told recently that I’m too young for HRT ( I’m 48 )
    So, what is the average age that women generally start to take it?

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