What are the benefits of HRT?

What are the benefits of HRT?

HRT is the most effective way to relieve symptoms caused by perimenopause and menopause. Once you’ve taken HRT for 3 months or more, you will usually notice an improvement in many symptoms including, mood, anxiety, sleep, joint aches and pains, headache or migraine, hot flushes, and night sweats.

HRT doesn’t only bring symptom relief, it can reduce the risks of some future health conditions. HRT helps slow down loss of bone tissue that can lead to weakened bones, osteoporosis and fractures. Taking oestrogen replacement keeps bones strong and healthy and reduces the risk of fracture. HRT also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, helping to keep the heart and blood vessels healthy.

There is some evidence that HRT brings benefits to brain health, potentially reducing the risk of dementia and depression, and it may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Using vaginal oestrogen long term reduces the occurrence of vaginal dryness and soreness, itchiness, incontinence, UTIs, and can make sex more comfortable.