So you’ve reached the point where you can’t ignore your hot flushes any longer. Other people are noticing them too and it’s embarrassing.
You’re not sleeping because night sweats are waking you or your mind just won’t switch off.
You’re tearful, short tempered and your memory’s taken a hike.
What do you do when feel like you can’t cope anymore?
Well you could go to your GP right? You’ll have a brief chat, most likely be prescribed HRT and then sent on your way.
That’s your choice. It was my choice too.
I was prescribed HRT for several years and guess what it did work, but eventually I chose to wean myself off it.
Why don’t I take HRT anymore? There are three very good reasons why HRT isn’t the answer
1 Menopause isn’t a disease so why try to cure it with pills and patches.
Too many doctors see us women of a certain age as a bag of old hormones and view menopause as a deficiency disease that needs to be corrected by topping up your oestrogen levels.
But menopause isn’t an illness – it’s a natural event in a woman’s life.
We don’t medicate young girls to get them through puberty so why medicate yourself to get through menopause.
2 HRT is not a cure
It’s a stop gap, it’s a band aid but it’s not a cure for menopause. You can still experience symptoms like hot flushes whilst you’re taking it and once you stop, well your symptoms can reappear anyway. I know mine did.
3 The cancer risk
It’s been proven taking HRT can increase your risk of cancer – the debate is around how great that risk is. But even if it’s a small risk is it one you’re willing to take if there are alternatives?
Fortunately HRT isn’t the only option.
Your lifestyle choices, your food choices and your exercise choices can be just as effective as HRT and that’s how I choose to manage my menopause now.
It’s how my lovely clients manage their menopause too.
We all follow the Hot Flush Freedom Formula. An easy to follow solution that will put an end to your hot flushes, night sweats, moods swings and brain fog. Five smart steps to get you feeling like yourself again.
Are you looking for an alternative to HRT?
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