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Progestogen - the good, the bad and the ugly

Choosing the right progestogen is important for women.

Its role in HRT is to protect the lining of the womb from abnormal changes.

Using oestrogen alone with a uterus present, gives a 10% risk of atypical hyperplasia with 3 years of use. This can be avoided by using progestogens at evidence based doses.

The good - body identical progesterone has a side effect that a lot of women welcome, it can help with sleep.

The bad - between 10-20% of women suffer with progestogen intolerance resulting in physical and emotional side effects.

It is important to get the right progestogen for you to ensure good compliance and prevent abnormalities of the lining of the womb.

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