The menopause is an entirely natural phase in a woman's life that typically occurs between the age of 45 and 50. During this time the ovaries stop producing hormones, and this can lead to a number of symptoms including irregular periods (which will eventually stop completely), fatigue, sweats and hot flashes. Hormone replacement therapy can help with the symptoms of the menopause by providing synthetic hormones designed to replace the body's diminishing estrogen and progesterone levels.
HRT is a very commonly prescribed drug and is well tolerated, but there can be side effects. It can cause bloating, breast tenderness or swelling, nausea, leg cramps, headaches, indigestion and vaginal bleeding, but most of these will only be temporary. Most experts agree that taking HRT drugs, such as Elleste, Evorel, Kliovance, Livial and Premarin, for 5 years or less poses little or no risk. To get your prescription, you can have a free consultation with a GMC registered doctor at UK Meds.
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Evorel Sequi contains two kinds of therapeutic patches that are used in hormone therapy treatment. These are applied directly on the skin to control the manifestations of symptoms brought about by menopause. These symptoms include possible osteoporosis, itchiness in the vagina area, vaginal dryness, and hot flushes.
You can enjoy the convenience of having to order the medication online and delivered to your place the next day. However, you have to go through the online consultation service and yourself checked by an accredited doctor. The doctor will check if you are fit to take the strips or not. If it is a go, you can place your orders by signing the online form.
It is a type of hormone replacement therapy treatment. The patches are applied to help you deal with the discomfort that symptoms of menopause bring. The packs come with two types of strips – the Evorel 50 and the Evorel Conti. Evorel 50 contains estradiol hemihydrate and the Conti has both estradiol and norethisterone. These are all hormones produced by women.
The hormones contained in the patches fill up the deficit that result from the lack of natural production in women when menopause strikes. The patches are designed to be used during the cycle of women. The first two weeks, the first four pieces of Evorel 50 are to be applied. Once this is done, you immediately shift to applying the Evorel Conti strips for the next 14 days. The progestogen helps on keeping the uterus healthy, in case you have not had a hysterectomy.
All the 8 patches are to be applied for the next 28 days. New strips must be applied to a different area to avoid irritation of the skin. Only the Evorel 50 strip should be applied for the first two weeks. From the 15th to the 28th day, only the Evorel Conti strips should be worn. The strips should be laid on skin below the waist line. If a strip falls off, you need to wait until the blood vessels are totally relaxed then you can apply a new one. Clean and dry the area where strip is to be applied. The patches should be changed 2 times per week.
The pack comes with four 50 mcg of Evorel 50 and four 50 mcg/170mcg of Evorel Conti strips.
The common side effects are insomnia, mood shifts, heavy menstruation, gain in weight and headaches. Sometimes, irritation occurs on the skin area where the patches are applied.