- Although Menopause can be an extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant experience, it is not a life threatening condition. Treatment with NHRT is mainly for symptomatic relief and for improvement of your quality of life. If you don’t have symptoms, you generally don’t need hormone replacement therapy. HRT does however help with preventing the silent progress of diseases like osteoporosis.
- Use Hormone Therapy that suits your individual needs – in particular choose a treatment that will give you maximum benefit without side effects.
- Try to achieve the lowest dose that your body needs to overcome your symptoms – “less is best”.
- The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) has shown that taking Hormone Replacement Therapy for less than five years does not increase your risk of developing breast cancer. Aim to come off treatment within five years.
- Have a regular review with your doctor to enable monitoring of your blood levels and fine tuning of your treatment to suit your needs.
- Perform regular self examination of your breasts so that you can become familiar with what you know to be normal. Any changes will be more easily picked up.
- Have a two yearly mammogram.
- Have a two yearly pap smear.
- Have your blood pressure taken at least once a year.
- Ask questions and read up about your condition. The more you know the better it is for you. The medical staff at the Menopause Centre are keen to help or refer you to someone who can.
If you want to know more, contact us now for your Free Medical Consultation on 1300 883 405. The consultation is obligation free and it will be your chance to get any of your menopause concerns answered. If you would like to book online click here
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