Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Women’s Health Clinic

When you are nearing menopause, the body’s hormones – oestrogen and progesterone start to decline; Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps to replace these hormones relieving you of menopausal symptoms.

What happens during your appointment?

During your initial appointment, your consultant will evaluate your symptoms and suitability for hormone replacement therapy. They will refer you for blood tests, which will help to confirm menopause and for an examination to test thyroid dysfunction before commencing your hormone replacement therapy.

Treatment options

Your body stops producing oestrogen and progesterone during menopause. There are different ways to restore the lost hormones and your consultant will discuss the following options with you.

  • Medication
  • Injections
  • Skin cream / spray
  • Vaginal rings or creams

Benefits of HRT

The main benefit of HRT is that it can help relieve most menopausal symptoms. Other benefits to HRT include:

Risks of HRT

The benefit of HRT outweighs the risks. Your consultant will advice you of these risks and how to best maintain them.

Meet the team

Learn more about the team of consultant surgeons and the rest of your care team.

Arrange an appointment with a consultant

108 Harley Street

108 Harley Street, London, W1G 7ET

+44 (0)207 563 1234