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Worldwide Medical Insurance News: HRT 'should be researched by patients'

Expatriates who are being offered hormone replacement therapy (HRT) through an international healthcare firm have been advised to research the treatment.

Life coach and mentor Annette Greenwood said while HRT is not a "magic cure-all" for all the ailments experienced as a result of the menopause, it can be effective.

She pointed out it can relieve vaginal dryness and hot flushes, with many recipients also reporting a better general sense of wellbeing.

Typically, people suffering from hot flushes engage in HRT for around six months to one year.

Some research, however, has linked this treatment to a slightly elevated incidence of breast cancer, although other reports have challenged this assumption.

Combined HRT featuring oestrogen and progestogen is thought to have a greater potential to cause breast cancer than oestrogen-only treatments.

Ms Greenwood said this makes it "important that women are given the facts", enabling them to determine whether HRT is "the correct route for them to take".

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