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WHAT’S HAPPENING?  WHAT DO I DO?
A GUIDE TO MENOPAUSE

WHAT IS HRT?

I’ll have a lot more to say more as we go on but since I’ll be using this abbreviation a lot I need to give you the definition here at the beginning. HRT is hormone replacement therapy. The hormones in question are estrogen and progesterone, which are the two female hormones. It is referred to as “replacement” because the idea is to give the body back something it should make but is now unable to. Other hormones, the thyroid for example, sometimes need to be replaced but the term HRT always refers to replacing the female hormones. Women who’ve had a hysterectomy  usually take estrogen only; this is referred to as ERT, for “estrogen replacement therapy”.

The decision as to whether or not to use HRT is a difficult one for many women. I’ll do my best to cover the factors you need to consider to arrive at a decision you will be comfortable with.

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What is Menopause?
When does menopause happen?
How Menopause Feels
What is HRT?
Surviving  – and thriving – during menopause
The big question: HRT
HRT and Breast Cancer
HRT and Contemporary Lifestyles
The HRT Option
How is HRT taken:
The different forms of estrogen:
Estrogen as a skin patch:
The splendors and miseries of progesterone
What are SERMs?
If you've had a hysterectomy
Deciding about YOUR Menopause
I'm on HRT but I don't feel any better
Conclusion

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