Is HRT safe for me to take?

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“As the name sug­gests Hor­mone re­place­ment ther­apy (HRT) in­volves re­plac­ing hor­mones that are at a lower level as menopause ap­proaches,” says Dr Vanessa MacKay, of the Royal Col­lege of Gy­nae­col­o­gists. “HRT could help you to man­age your menopause symp­toms and re­duce your risk of bone frac­tures. It may also im­prove mus­cle mass and strength, so you stay stronger for longer. “Each woman is dif­fer­ent, so your GP will help you weigh up the sever­ity of your menopause symp­toms against your risk fac­tors for heart disease, blood clots, stroke, gy­nae­co­log­i­cal cancers and thin­ning of the bones to work out if HRT is right for you. “Gen­er­ally, risks from HRT are low but it’s im­por­tant to as­sess your own fam­ily and health his­tory to work out if it’s right for you.”

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