Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to diminish the symptoms of menopause. When women get older, they produce less oestrogen and this causes their ovaries to stop producing eggs.
These symptoms usually happen when women reach their 50s and it is most common in the age of 52. Because of not having enough hormones in the body, women stop having monthly periods and are unable to have children again.
If the levels of oestrogen and progesterone hormones fall, women tend to experience unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms such as mood swings, hot flushes, night sweats as well as vaginal dryness.
By taking HRT, it helps to restore the body’s supply of female hormone levels and aids in reducing unpleasant symptoms of menopause. This allows the body to function normally again.
How do HRT treatments work?
HRT medications work simply by supplementing the woman’s body with sufficient oestrogen to help reduce any symptoms. Medications such as Angeliq and Climagest, are commonly used in HRT treatment and they come in the form of tablets, usually with several different dosages. They prevent oestrogen deficiency symptoms in women and help to alleviate the menopause symptoms.
There are specially designed medical patches that women can stick on their skin to provide care for their menopause. FemSeven patches work by replacing the hormones that were lost during menopause to help relieve any distressing symptoms.
Other types of HRT treatments include HRT creams or gels.
These can be applied to the skin or directly into the vagina if vaginal dryness is experienced and implants (this is where small pallets of oestrogen are inserted under skin).
Who can use HRT and when should they start?
Anyone experiencing menopausal symptoms may begin the treatment but not all women require hormonal replacement therapy. However, several factors make HRT unsuitable for some women.
Treatment is not suitable if a woman:
has a history of blood clots
has as history of breast, ovarian, or endometrial cancer
has a history of heart disease or stroke
has liver disease
Even though women commonly use HRT in their early fifties, women who are in their forties and thirties as well can experience menopause. In this case, before purchasing anything online, they should first consult their doctor about it.
Can HRT treatments be purchased online?
Anyone wishing to buy HRT treatments can safely purchase them online. You will be required to fill out an online consultation form and you will have to include information on relevant questions.
The information that you will provide in the form will help to ensure that you will be getting the right type of medication for your symptoms.