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HRT (Estrogen and Progesterone Hormone Replacement Therapy) After cancer for menopause?
As the title states, is there any one of you who are menopausal (either due to chemo or ageing) doing HRT/MRT to manage your menopausal symptoms? I am researching into HRT. I had breast cancer in 2016 and these two years entering menopause and the symptoms are awful. The worst are not the hot flushes or night sweats but the irritability, low mood and brain fog that make it very hard for me to function. (There are many more symptoms which I will not list) I have got a family to take care of and that includes not only kids but my elderly parents too.
My research so far has landed on the conclusion that estrogen is so important for normal functioning of our body. I know most breast cancers are estrogen positive but that does not mean estrogen caused the cancer but rather possibly making the cancer grow faster. In fact, my research reveals that the heart, brain, bones and uterus all have estrogen receptors, I guess for proper functioning of these areas, that's why low estrogen means higher risks of osteoporosis, Alzhemier's and heart attacks. No wonder the brain fog! Because of the lack of estrogen.
I am interested in anybody sharing with me your thoughts. And if you are currently doing HRT, where or who can prescribe it.
I know this is a very controversial topic and but I feel that this forum would be a great place to chat about it since most if not all of us have gone through breast cancer.
Thank you xx
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