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52 years old Post meno do I need HRT

(9 Posts)
RitaFairenough Fri 12-Jun-15 18:48:30

I had an earlyish menopause - aged about 47. Breezed through it (sorry) so wasn't offered HRT. Starting to worry a bit now about heart disease, brittle bones etc. Mentioned this to lovely GP and she said HRT not given to post-meno women over 50 if they weren't on it before 50.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

RitaFairenough Fri 12-Jun-15 20:28:30

Going to cross post in General Health

RitaFairenough Fri 12-Jun-15 20:29:32

blush meant to say cross post in Menopause topic!

FuckyNell Fri 12-Jun-15 20:32:14

You only take hurt if you feel rough IMO. As you've had no problems up till now it seems like you got off lightly grin

Do you feel you need it? How long ago did your periods stop?

ragged Fri 12-Jun-15 20:34:56

Don't fix what ain't broke.

RitaFairenough Fri 12-Jun-15 20:39:15

Nell - about 5/6 years ago. I thought I read something saying that HRT now recommended for women past 50 to prevent heart attacks and osteoporosis.

ragged Sat 13-Jun-15 07:49:46

I think that advice is outdated, and now HRT only broadly recommended for people with early menopause (under 45, 50 or 52 depending which source you consult). See here.

rabbitstew Sat 13-Jun-15 10:50:37

Are you at particular risk of osteoporosis? Have you had a bone scan? Does osteoporosis run in the family?

RitaFairenough Sat 13-Jun-15 17:23:58

I'm booking a DEXA scan. Assumed I was at risk because of earlyish menopause. My mum died at 50 and her sisters also died before their 60s so have no elder relatives to compare with.

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