The risks of HRT at menopause

Maryon StewartBlog

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Today I’m going to be focusing on hormone replacement therapy because there’s been so much information in the media recently and I think it’s become a very confusing picture – maybe even more confusing than before. I just wanted to talk a little bit about the research to try and interpret it for you so that you can make a choice about whether you’re going to take HRT or not as you go through this transition known as the menopause. Firstly, many of us will remember the big studies from not that long ago that linked HRT with an increased risk of cancer particularly breast cancer and heart disease, stroke and clotting. As a result, many doctors chose not to prescribe HRT because they were uncertain about the outcomes. Over the years since, the pendulum has swung back more in favour of HRT and a recent study found that if … Read More