Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to relieve symptoms of the menopause. It replaces the female hormones that are at a lower level as you experience the menopause.
Oestrogen and progesterone are female hormones that play important roles in a woman’s body. Falling levels cause a range of physical and emotional symptoms, including hot flushes, mood swings and vaginal dryness.
The aim of HRT is to restore female hormone levels, which can bring relief to many women, please follow the link to NHS information www.nhs.uk/conditions/hormone-replacement-therapy-hrt/risks/
New HRT Prescription Prepayment Certificate
HRT is a first line treatment in helping to manage symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. But it’s not always easily available. We’ve been calling for improved access to HRT and hope this new certificate will help to make it more accessible to those who may need it.
The new certificate, which can be purchased from the NHS website for a one-off payment of £19.30, will cover an unlimited number of HRT medicines for 12 months.