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開始荷爾蒙替代療法可能會遇到的情況 / What to expect when you take HRT (Chinese)
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開始荷爾蒙替代療法可能會遇到的情況 / What to expect when you take HRT (Chinese)

當您開始使用荷爾蒙替代療法時需要了解什麼情況是正常的,讓你知悉藥物在你的身體裡會發揮什麼作用。 請記住最初幾週開始療程常見的副作用: 流血 這會以幾種不同的方式呈現— 褐色分泌物、紅色的血點,或者大量經血,而且有機會來來回回持續幾週。流血情況通常會在幾週後消失。如果流血的情況持續超過 3 個月,請馬上聯繫您的專業醫療人仕。 乳房 您的乳房可能會變得腫脹、脹痛,或者乳頭周圍變得敏感。這可能會持續數週,但會隨著時間而穩定。選擇穿著合身且有支撐力的胸罩會對這個情況有幫助。 腹脹 您可能會感到腹脹和腹部好像堆積了氣體於一樣。這是因為黃體酮引起並會隨著時間而改善。 情緒波動 […]

Do you really need a menopause moisturiser?
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Do you really need a menopause moisturiser?

Dr Sajjad Rajpar, consultant dermatologist Until recently, menopause was a word that […]

My Story: Hormones and mental health – ‘I felt like I couldn’t go on’
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My Story: Hormones and mental health – ‘I felt like I couldn’t go on’

This anonymous, first-person account lays bare the real impact of hormones can […]

I’m new here
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I’m new here

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Menopause and ADHD
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Menopause and ADHD

For many women with ADHD, entering the perimenopause can cause a worsening […]

My story of hormonal depression: when my hormones change, I change
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My story of hormonal depression: when my hormones change, I change

In this article, Dr Hannah Ward shared her experience with reproductive depression.

Are menopausal wives short-changed on divorce?
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Are menopausal wives short-changed on divorce?

As a woman of a certain age and family lawyer at Family […]

My Story:  I’ve returned. HRT has given me my career back, my husband has got his wife back and my daughter has got her mum back.
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My Story: I’ve returned. HRT has given me my career back, my husband has got his wife back and my daughter has got her mum back.

At balance, we are continuously humbled by the stories many women share […]

My Story: POI & having a family
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My Story: POI & having a family

Annette had just turned 30 when she started to experience debilitating fatigue […]

My Story: HRT improved my heart health
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My Story: HRT improved my heart health

When Jill, 50, suffered a rare type of heart attack in March 2021, she was surprised by how quickly HRT relieved her debilitating cardiac symptoms.

Combined HRT reduces risk of death from all causes
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Combined HRT reduces risk of death from all causes

The study found no significant effect on the risk of death for the women taking estrogen-only HRT (in any age group).

The effect of hormone replacement therapy on the survival of UK women: a retrospective cohort study 1984−2017
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The effect of hormone replacement therapy on the survival of UK women: a retrospective cohort study 1984−2017

This is a study which found that there was no significant effect on all-cause mortality for women taking oestrogen-only HRT.

My Story: Thirty years of feeling the benefits with HRT, don’t take it from me now!
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My Story: Thirty years of feeling the benefits with HRT, don’t take it from me now!

In this patient stories article, we hear from Lindsay who is 77 and has been taking HRT since 1989.

Speaking out about menopause in my community and at work
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Speaking out about menopause in my community and at work

This is a patient story about Meera who started to develop symptoms of menopause at the age of 40 and didn’t know where to turn for advice. She’s since implemented free menopause training to support women in the workplace and is committed to opening up the conversation about menopause in South Asian communities.

My Story: Hormone changes triggered my OCD and depression
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My Story: Hormone changes triggered my OCD and depression

In this article, we hear from Anna - who has a history of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and bouts of depression. Her mental health had been stable for 12 years then, at the age of 45, she fell into a deep depression that left her suicidal – and it didn’t begin to lift until she started HRT.

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