Side Effects of HRT
Some of the side effects associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) include :
- vaginal bleeding
- abdominal bloating
- exacerbation of migraine headaches
There is an increased risk of gallbladder diseases, breast cancer, heart attack, stroke and blood clot formation. The risks are higher in patients with pre-existing cardiac conditions or hyperlipidemia (elevated blood lipid levels). High risk patients can however use transdermal patches or skin creams used for vaginal dryness if prescribed by a medical doctor.