HRT PATCHES - POI - Sheree HargreavesNov 03, 2023
Women, like me, who experience early menopause, also known as premature ovarian insufficiency or premature menopause, can often find relief through the use of oestrogen patches. These patches provide a controlled dose of oestrogen through the skin, helping to alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance. Oestrogen is a crucial hormone that regulates the menstrual cycle, supports various bodily functions, and maintains bone health. When the ovaries stop producing enough oestrogen, women may experience hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. I definitely did!
Oestrogen patches are one form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that can help manage the symptoms of early menopause. They are prescribed for several reasons, including symptom relief, bone health, cardiovascular health, and psychological well-being. They also play a crucial role in maintaining bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Additionally, oestrogen has a positive impact on cardiovascular health by promoting healthy blood vessel function and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Hormone replacement therapy, including oestrogen patches, may also alleviate mood swings, irritability, and anxiety associated with early menopause. It is important to acknowledge that this is NOT the only source of oestrogen that women can take! Oestrogen comes in many forms and should be taken with progesterone (if you have a womb).
It's essential to note that hormone replacement therapy, including oestrogen patches, should only be prescribed and monitored by healthcare professionals. Doctors SHOULD evaluate an individual's specific circumstances, medical history, and potential risks associated with HRT to determine the most appropriate treatment plan. If not, PLEASE try an advocate for yourself! You deserve help!
You may also find our Early Menopause page helpful - If you are looking for support or have questions please message us at Pause and Unite and we can help connect you.
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