Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) - Side Effects
There is much written about the possible side effects of taking hormone replacement therapy and the debate is likely to continue for as long as women become menopausal! However, before listing some of the claimed side effects, let´s be realistic. In some cases, Hormone Replacement Therapy may be the right thing for women who find themselves unable to function without it for a while. It may also be that you are already using Hormone Replacement Therapy and are considering stopping it. Or maybe you are using HRT and want some other help, too, to support your body while taking synthetic hormones. Whatever the case, remember what we have already said a few times: stress is not good for you! So, be kind to yourself, accept whatever decision you have made and if you wish to rethink or seek further help then find a good qualified naturopathic practitioner, read-up about the subject and do whatever you can to support your body in the meantime.
- Eat a pure fresh healthy diet
- Take gentle regular exercise
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Known HRT Side Effects
The following list includes risks listed by drug companies plus risks often documented in the media!
- Abnormal Bleeding
- Breast Tenderness
- Changes in Cholesterol Levels
- Circulation Problems
- Increased Risk of Breast/Uterine Cancer
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Hair Loss
- Loss of Libido
- Skin Rashes
- Vaginal Thrush
- Weight Gain/Loss
- Womb Cancer
Remember... Happy Life: Happy Hormones!
A study of women in the Netherlands showed that women with interesting careers suffered less through the menopause than housewives; and women with boring, poorly paid jobs suffered worst of all. Proof positive that your lifestyle affects your wellbeing!
Is there anything you can do to make your life more fulfilling?
Click here to read "A Breakthrough in Natural and Safe Menopause Management" By Dr Nyjon Eccles BSc MBBS MRCP PhD