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Many women worry about using HRT, even for just a short time. While HRT may not be right for everyone, because of their medical history or personal preference, it can be very effective, especially in relieving hot flushes and night sweats. So before you make a decision, it’s important to separate the facts from fiction.

In the Autumn 2018 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, associate specialist Mr Vikram Talaulikar dispels common HRT myths, including:
• Does HRT cause weight gain?
• Does it carry the same risks as the contraceptive pill?
• Can you only take HRT for five years?

“Like all treatments, HRT has many pros and cons,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there and it’s easy to get caught up in the latest media hype. But before making a decision about whether or not to take HRT, women should check that they know all of the facts,...

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