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Menopause (HRT) Tablets and Medications

Menopause Treatment, also known as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) helps treat women who have problems with their oestrogen and progesterone levels which can cause symptoms such as changes in mood, emotional problems, vaginal dryness and hot flushes. Medicines2u offer a comprehensive menopause treatment to help deal with this process, please click below and simply fill in the Doctor's form out and have your medication sent to you.

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Menopause (HRT) Tablets and Medications

Menopause Treatment, also known as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) helps treat women who have problems with their oestrogen and progesterone levels which can cause symptoms such as changes in mood, emotional problems, vaginal dryness and hot flushes. Medicines2u offer a comprehensive menopause treatment to help deal with this process, please click below and simply fill in the Doctor's form out and have your medication sent to you.

What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to alleviate the symptoms of the menopause. This can come in the form of menopause tablets. The menopause occurs when the levels of oestrogen decrease resulting in the ovaries stopping the release of eggs, your menstrual cycle/period would then stop permanently. The menopause is usually experienced when a woman reaches 50, though there are cases when women have experienced menopause in their 30’s or 40’s.

 

When the menopause approaches there may be changes in your period and they will most likely become very irregular, this is known as the premenopause. HRT enables the restoration of female hormones in order for the body to function properly again.

 

More about female hormones

Oestrogen and progesterone are female hormones which allow the woman’s body to function correctly. There is usually a balance in both these hormones; when these drop many symptoms are experienced such as mood swings, hot flushes and vaginal dryness. Menopause tablets can help to prevent these symptoms.

 

Oestrogen

Oestrogen enables the release of eggs from the ovary, it also controls the menstrual cycle and helps in conceiving. This hormone also plays an important part in bone density, skin temperature and maintaining vaginal moisture so when oestrogen reduces; it affects all these which are all related with the menopause. The following symptoms are experienced:

  • • Night sweats
  • • Vaginal dryness
  • • Hot flushes
  • • Reduction in sex drive
  • &bulll; Bone thinning (can cause osteoporosis)
  • • Urinary infection

These symptoms should disappear within two to five years, but symptoms such as vaginal dryness may need to be treated as it may get worse. Incontinence and risks of osteoporosis may also continue.

 

Progesterone

Progesterone enables the preparation of the womb for pregnancy. Another role of this hormone is that it protects the lining of the womb (endometrium).

 

When progesterone levels drop it doesn’t necessarily have an impact on the body as oestrogen. Consideration should be taken when looking at HRT, as if it is taken only with oestrogen there is an increased chance of developing womb cancer if there is a womb in question. This is why this particular menopause treatment is usually taken with both progesterone and oestrogen. If one has had a hysterectomy and had the womb removed, oestrogen is fine to take itself.

 

Why is hormone replacement therapy taken?

HRT helps reduce the symptoms of menopause (the symptoms are mentioned above). It usually enables a person to have a better quality life with a reduction of hot flushes, night sweats disturbing sleep, urinary infections etc.

 

What are the available treatments?

Medicines2u offer a variety of menopause treatments to help with HRT including Elleste Solo, Premarin, Femoston and Prempak. To receive your medication simply click on the product you are interested in, click the ‘Continue to Checkout’ button. This will take you to the checkout page where you will be asked a series of questions relating to your treatment, these questions are looked at by our in-house Doctor who will determine if this treatment if right for you, if the process is successful we will dispatch your items the same working day with the postal service of your choice.