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With an EveAdam subscription plan, you can consult with registered prescribers and get your HRT delivered to you when you need it. And on repeat too. 

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Buy your HRT online and consult with licensed clinicians.

Prescriptions? On a hassle-free basis? Sounds ideal really, doesn’t it?

With an EveAdam subscription plan, you can consult with a licensed clinician online and get your HRT treatment delivered to your home. Once you’ve answered some background questions about your health, our prescriber will review your answers, and advise you on treatment options which are suitable for you. 

You can choose your treatment, set your own delivery schedule, and we’ll make sure you get your HRT whenever you want it. 

And if you’d like your treatment on repeat? Done. You can change, pause or cancel your subscription plan at any point. 

Sorted.

HRT benefits

The major benefit of HRT is that it can help to ease many symptoms of the menopause, including vaginal dryness, night sweats, hot flushes, decreased sex drive and mood swings. A lot of them disappear after a couple of years, but they can be discomforting, and HRT may reduce the frequency of these symptoms by as much as 75% (so quite a lot, then).

The oestrogen and progesterone in HRT are a bit like Mulder and Scully. The oestrogen in combined products helps to manage symptoms of the menopause. But in isolation, the oestrogen may cause the lining of the womb to become thicker than it should be, which can increase your risk of developing endometrial (or womb) cancer. 

This is where the progesterone comes in. It helps to keep the oestrogen in check, and reduces your cancer risk. 

So, together, the two hormones make a pretty kickass team.

HRT is also sometimes prescribed as a second-line, preventative treatment for osteoporosis. The bones in the body can become more brittle and more prone to breaking after the menopause, so HRT can help with this. 

What is the best HRT for me?

It depends on a number of factors, like what stage of the menopause you’re at, how sensitive you are to certain levels of hormones, and whether you prefer to take tablets or use patches, for example. 

Whether or not you’ve had a total hysterectomy is also a determining factor, and if you have certain health conditions, that can play a big part too. 

Combined HRT

If you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms and still having your period, combined sequential (or cyclical) HRT treatments are usually the recommended options. Combined HRT products like Elleste Duet and Evorel Sequi patches are known as ‘combined’ treatments because they contain two hormones: a progesterone and an oestrogen.

With sequential HRT, you start your cycle with oestrogen only tablets (or patches) and then take a combination of oestrogen and progesterone tablets (or patches) part way through your cycle. 

If you haven’t had a period for 1 year, you’re usually considered to be postmenopausal, and continuous combined HRT products like Indivina and Evorel Conti tend to be the suggested route. With continuous combined HRT treatments, you take a combination of oestrogen and progesterone every day, without a break (hence ‘continuous’). So they’re a little different to sequential HRT products. 

Oestrogen only HRT

Oestrogen only treatments such as Elleste Solo and Estradot patches are normally recommended for women who have had their womb removed during a hysterectomy. Like continuous combined HRT, you typically take oestrogen every day, without a break.

Side effects of HRT may also vary from one woman to the next, so some HRT products won’t be safe (or suitable) for women to use on this basis, while other products will be. If you’re more sensitive to oestrogen, you may be better suited to lower-dose HRT products. And if you have a particular health condition, this can mean that certain HRT products won’t be safe for you to use either. 

Our prescriber will identify which products are appropriate for you and which aren’t during your EveAam consultation, and make recommendations based on your medical background. 

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Mr Craig Marsh
Mr Craig Marsh
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Last updated 20/05/2021

We offer [count] different HRT treatment options

HRT

Elleste Duet
Estradiol/norethisterone

Elleste Duet

Sequential HRT. For women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms and still having their period.

Elleste Solo
Estradiol

Elleste Solo

Continuous HRT patch or tablet for post menopausal symptoms.

Estradot
Estradiol

Estradot

Oestrogen only HRT patch for women who have had a hysterectomy.

Evorel Conti
Estradiol/norethisterone

Evorel Conti

Topical combined HRT treatment. Suitable for women who haven’t had a period for at least 18 months.

Evorel Sequi
Estradiol/norethisterone

Evorel Sequi

Sequential HRT patch for the perimenopause.

Indivina
Medroxyprogesterone/estradiol

Indivina

Available as a low-dose HRT combined tablet, so it’s good for oestrogen and progesterone sensitivity.

HRT can cause side effects

What you need to know about HRT

What is HRT?

HRT, or hormone replacement therapy, is treatment that women take to help relieve menopausal symptoms. 

(this is where it gets a tad science-y, so if you’ve lined this page up for bedtime reading, all power to you for making a great call)...

When you enter the menopause, the levels of oestrogen that your body produces start to decrease, due to a shift in the balance of sex hormones. This can trigger symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and changes to your mood. HRT contains synthetic oestrogen, which makes up for the deficit in naturally occurring oestrogen in the body, and helps to tackle menopausal symptoms. 

Combined forms of HRT also contain a second hormone: a synthetic form of progesterone. Without anything to regulate it, oestrogen can increase your risk of getting endometrial cancer, as it may cause the womb lining to thicken more than it should. The progesterone has a protective function, keeping the oestrogen in line here and reducing the likelihood of cancer of the womb developing. If you’ve had a total hysterectomy though, because your womb has been removed, you’ll usually be prescribed oestrogen only HRT.

The menopause can also cause the bones to become more fragile and more prone to breaking, and HRT can offer some protection against osteoporosis by helping the bones to retain strength. It’s not a primary treatment for osteoporosis however, so if you’re looking to use it for this purpose, you should always discuss it with your prescriber in the first instance. 

In terms of how long you take HRT for, it varies from women to women, but the majority of women stop taking it after a couple of years, once their menopausal symptoms have subsided. You should speak to your clinician about what their recommendations are before you start using HRT. Certain types of HRT will suit certain women more than others, and your clinician can talk you through the different options, and help you to decide which one is right for you. 

HRT is a prescription only treatment in the UK, so it’s not available over the counter. You’ll need to have a consultation with your doctor or healthcare professional about it, to assess which products are safe and suitable for you to use. 

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