If you’re getting menopausal symptoms and are continuing to have periods, combined sequential HRT options such as Elleste Duet and Evorel Sequi patches tend to be the recommended treatments. Like other forms of HRT however, combined sequential options can have side effects, and aren’t always suitable if you’re already taking certain medications, or if you have a particular health condition. Our clinician will assess which products are best for you as part of your EveAdam consultation.
If you’re postmenopausal, continuous combined HRT options like Indivina and Evorel Conti patches are typically the best route. You usually fall into the ‘postmenopausal’ category if you’ve not had a period for 1 year. You take continuous combined HRT every day, without a break in between.
Oestrogen only treatments such as Elleste Solo and Estradot patches are advisable for women who have had a total hysterectomy (so the whole womb including the cervix has been removed).
Different HRT products can vary from one to the next in terms of the quantity of hormones in them, so your sensitivity to hormone levels can be another important factor in which specific HRT is the right one for you.