Menopause and Clots Booklet

When women reach the menopause, many suffer with debilitating symptoms due to a reduction in hormones. The most effective treatment to reduce these symptoms is Hormone Replacement Therapy, often called HRT. Unfortunately, many women have been told incorrectly that HRT is not suitable for them if they have a history (or are at high risk) of a blood clot.

“Is HRT safe if I have a high risk of getting a blood clot?”

This booklet provides information about HRT and explains the risks and benefits of HRT for women who have a risk (or history of) a blood clot. It has been written by Dr Louise Newson, GP and menopause specialist, with additional
contributions from Professor Beverley Hunt, Consultant in thrombosis and haemostasis, and reviewers from Thrombosis UK.

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Menopause and Clots Booklet
Dr Louise Newson

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Dr Louise Newson

Dr Louise Newson is a GP and pioneering Menopause Specialist who is passionate about increasing awareness and knowledge of the perimenopause and menopause, and campaigns for better menopause care for all people.

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