HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) or is a form of hormone therapy which is used to treat symptoms associated with menopause in women.
It is particularly effective in alleviating hot flushes. The main types are based on hormones, such as oestrogen, progesterone & testosterone that occur in naturally in the body.
Current international recommendations say that the benefits outweigh the risks in women who are having significant symptoms from menopause and that HRT is effective and safe for most healthy women. (For more information regarding benefits & risks associated with HRT – click here)
Types of HRT
Bio-identical hormones are specifically compounded by a compounding pharmacist, and can be prescribed at the lowest effective dose to reduce symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and disturbed sleep. There is some evidence to suggest that some women may benefit from non standard doses of HRT that compounded HRT can provide.
Bio-identical hormones can be compounded to specific dosage amounts and dosage forms including capsules, topical creams and gels, suppositories and sublingual trochesor lozenges.
HRT – Standardised Pharmaceutical HRT
Standardised Pharmaceutical HRT of pre-set dosages of hormones are effective in reducing symptoms of menopause and are available in a number of different forms – capsule, skin patch,cream etc.
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