5 HRT FAST FACTS
1. The use of HRT is thought to be safe for up to five years. After this its use should be reviewed annually by your GP. 2. The risk of stroke or bloodclotting problems is not believed to be high for women aged 50 to 59. 3. It shouldn’t be used if you are, or may become, pregnant. 4. One fear about HRT is that it will cause women to gain weight. Women often gain weight around menopause, but research has shown this is not necessarily due to HRT. 5. The current recommendations for HRT include short-term use (five years or less), and at the lowest possible dose to control symptoms.