Treatments

From hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to innovative digital solutions, there are options for every woman. Explore the categories below to find out more.

As with all medical issues, it is important to discuss your personal options with your own doctor. We recommend using the information on this site as a starting point on your journey to a happier menopause.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Around the time of menopause, your body begins to produce less of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone. This can cause troublesome symptoms including hot flushes, mood changes and vaginal dryness.

HRT replaces the hormones and therefore helps to relieve the symptoms. 

HRT works very well for many women and is medically proven to help. It can be taken as a pill, patch, gel or cream.

Lifestyle changes

A healthy lifestyle is more important than ever at the time of the menopause. Adopting healthy habits now can provide benefits that you will enjoy for years to come.

Positive changes include reducing alcohol intake, changing your diet and incorporating exercise into your week. You may even find that these healthy habits help to improve your menopause symptoms.

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Non-Hormonal Drug Treatments

Hormonal treatments aren’t for everyone. But did you know that there are other, non-hormonal medications that can help with menopausal symptoms?

Although they are not generally as effective as HRT, many women find these medications helpful in dealing with sleep problems, mood changes and hot flushes. 

This group includes commonly-used medications including antidepressants (used for depression and anxiety) and gabapentin (used for seizures and chronic pain). 

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Natural Remedies

Many women want to treat their symptoms without medication, and turn to alternative medicine and over-the-counter treatments. 

These may include acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal supplements and reflexology among others. 

There is not much evidence about how well many of these treatments work, and just like with prescribed medications, it is important to be aware of the safety issues around each of them. 

In particular, some herbal treatments can interact with other medications in dangerous ways, and cause other medical conditions to worsen. It is therefore very important to speak to your doctor before taking them.

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