HRT side effects
Menopause affects all women at some point in their lives, and it can be mentally and physically taxing. To help you to tackle the symptoms of menopause, clinicians will often prescribe HRT: a type of medication that balances your body’s hormone levels. But like with most medications, HRT can come with associated risks and side effects.
Some of the most common side effects of HRT include breast tenderness, bloating, digestive issues and mood swings. But each type and form of HRT comes with a different list of possible side effects.
We’ll take you through the possible side effects of oestrogen-only and combined HRT, as well as specific problems associated with HRT tablets, gels, implants and patches. We’ll also demystify a few common misconceptions for you - that way you can make an informed decision on what you want to take and how.