Top Tips for Managing Menopause Symptoms after HRT?

Menopause is a natural part of ageing for women that usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 years of age. All women experience a change of life where they stop having periods and are no longer able to become pregnant. This period of time marks the beginning of changes in hormone levels - Oestrogen decline - for women. The end result is the close of childbearing years. This process is called menopause. Some women experience this process before age 40 (premature menopause) and yet others experience it due to medical treatments or conditions such as chemotherapy or Addison’s disease.

It is important to discuss any unusual symptoms you might feel with your medical provider so the appropriate tests can confirm if you are indeed experiencing menopause or premature menopause.  Once determined, a course of treatment can then be put in place. Whilst there are some self-help measures you can take, often medical interventions such as tablets, gels, implants, and skin patches are necessary to alleviate symptoms. At Pharmacy Planet, we carry a variety of menopause medications including Evoral and Estradot Patches for menopause symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of Menopause?
Symptoms of menopause can begin months or even years before your period stops and last for around 4 years after your last period. Some women experience them less severely and for less time and some women experience them more severely and for longer. They include

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Vaginal Dryness and Discomfort During Sex
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Low Mood or Anxiety
  • Reduced Sex Drive
  • Problems Concentrating or With Memory

How Can I Manage My Menopause?
It is always a good idea to consult with your medical practitioner to confirm any medical conditions before starting a treatment plan. If it has been confirmed that you are experiencing menopause, some top tips to manage menopause are:

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – tablets, skin patches, gels and implants relieve menopausal symptoms by replacing oestrogen.

  • Vaginal Oestrogen Creams, lubricants, or moisturisers for vaginal dryness.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – therapy that involves talking to help with low mood and anxiety.

  • Self-Help – eating right and exercising; maintaining a healthy weight.

If you choose HRT in the form of patches, you can obtain Estradot patches online and Evorel patches online in the UK from Pharmacy Planet to help your body restore its hormonal balance.  For quick, discreet service with swift despatch, please visit us online.