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What happens to your body when you stop taking HRT?

Written by Benjamin Lee - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultant - February 18, 2023

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Taking HRT?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often prescribed to treat the symptoms associated with menopause and other hormonal imbalances. It helps manage hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, weight gain, and more. But what happens when you decide to stop taking HRT?

The effects of discontinuing HRT vary from person to person. The most common side effect is a gradual return of symptoms that were previously being treated. This could include hot flashes and night sweats, mood swings and irritability, fatigue, weight gain or depression. Additional side effects may also appear as the hormones adjust levels in the body.

It’s important to talk to your doctor before you make any changes to your HRT regimen. They can help you develop an individualized treatment plan that is best for your specific situation. Here are some other tips for a safe transition off of HRT:

  • Take it slowly - Wean yourself off gradually rather than stopping all at once
  • Keep up with check-ups - Regularly visit your doctor for check-ups and monitoring so they can watch for any potential issues
  • Use alternative treatments - Natural supplements like black cohosh or natural progesterone cream can help manage menopausal symptoms without hormone replacement therapy
  • Get counseling - Talk to a counselor or therapist who has experience with hormonal issues so they can provide additional support during this time

At BHRT Pro Center we believe in providing personalized care tailored specifically to each patient's needs. Our experienced team of endocrinologists use advanced diagnostic testing to deliver information driven treatment plans that ensure our patients have the best possible outcome while staying within their budget. Contact us today and see how we can be part of your healthcare journey!

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