Dr Glenda McLaren
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

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Menopause Hormone Therapy (MHT), also know as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

At Bloom Women’s Health, we offer comprehensive Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) also known as Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT), tailored to individual needs. Our services cover a range of hormonal preparations, their risks and benefits, and their impact on menopause symptoms and overall health.

Menopause and Hormone Therapies

Menopause brings about a decline in estrogen levels, leading to various symptoms. Scientific studies have shown that estrogen therapy, a part of HRT, effectively alleviates these symptoms. HRT can be estrogen-only for women who have had a hysterectomy or estrogen combined with a progestogen for those with a uterus. The therapy can be administered in various forms, including tablets, skin patches, implants, or vaginal applications.

Benefits of Hormone Therapies

HRT aims to ease menopausal symptoms and improve quality of life. It also aids in improving bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures, and lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease in women aged 50 to 60 years.

Side Effects of Hormone Therapies

Short-term side effects of HRT may include breast tenderness, fluid retention, mood changes, and menstrual irregularities, which can be managed with proper dosage adjustments. Long-term use of combined HRT may slightly increase the risk of blood clots and breast cancer. However, estrogen-only therapy does not pose an increased breast cancer risk. 

Before starting HRT, it’s crucial to have up-to-date health checks. If you have a history of blood clots, HRT may not be suitable for you. Additionally, discussing any complementary therapies with your doctor is essential to ensure their safe use alongside HRT.¬†

At Bloom Women’s Health, we are committed to providing personalised HRT solutions, ensuring that each patient receives the most appropriate treatment for their unique needs and health circumstances.

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