If you have ever experienced the night sweats, insomnia, hot flashes and mood swings, or depression and irritability associated with perimenopause and menopause, you know just how uncomfortable these symptoms can be for you.
Have you been ignoring them because you’re worried about the risks of synthetic hormone replacement options? And are you aware that your thyroid may get caught up in the fray during this time? It’s time more women knew all the related facts that could be affecting their health.
For decades, doctors have prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to relieve the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause (Surviving and thriving with hormonal changes in menopause).
It’s not uncommon, though, for women undergoing HRT to also be on thyroid replacement therapy because they have an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism.
So what do you need to know about how the two can interact? Read on to find out all the basics you need to know.