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When is the right time to start HRT?

Updated: Feb 18



There is no general “best time” as every person has a different story and a different set of circumstances and a “one size fits all” approach isn’t possible.


In my view, it is really important to consider HRT as early as possible for

  1. symptom control

  2. Improved quality of life but also

  3. to protect against Osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.


According to ONS data:

  • Average life expectancy for women in the UK is 83.

  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are the leading cause of death of women in the UK

  • closely followed by Ischaemic Heart Disease (heart attacks) and Cerebrovascular disease (stokes) disease


With an average age at menopause (51) many women can expect to live over 1/3 of their life in an oestrogen deficient post-menopausal state.


Oestrogen is thought to be protective against these so the longer we are deficient the higher the long term risk.


Decision making around HRT can be complicated and feel difficult. Information is power.


If you recognise any of the symptoms, the best time FOR YOU may well be NOW.


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