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What happens to your body when you stop taking HRT?

Written by Joey Morgan - February 15, 2023

What Happens to Your Body when You Stop Taking HRT?

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is an important tool for treating health conditions related to hormone imbalances, such as menopause. However, HRT is not a permanent solution and, eventually, you must decide whether or not to come off of it. But what happens to your body when you stop taking HRT?

The first thing to understand is that any changes after coming off of HRT will largely depend on the type of hormones you were taking and the dose your doctor prescribed. But in general, here are some of the possible impacts on your body:

  • Changes in Menstrual Cycle: If you were using HRT for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, then coming off of it may lead to changes in your menstrual cycle. This could include irregular periods or a complete absence of them due to dwindling estrogen levels.
  • Mood Swings: It’s also likely that mood swings may occur as a result of lowered hormone levels during withdrawal from HRT if it was used as treatment for menopause.
  • Heart Disease Risk: Some studies suggest that long-term use of certain types of hormones can increase certain risk factors associated with heart disease. Therefore, those who have been taking HRT should consider being closely monitored by their doctor once they cease taking the hormones so they can treat any risks before they become serious.
  • Bone Loss: Prolonged use of certain kinds of hormones has been linked to increased bone loss and osteoporosis risk; therefore, coming off HRT may potentially accelerate this process if it hasn't already occurred prior to stopping the therapy.

It's important to note that the effects listed above are only potential side effects; each person will experience different things when ceasing their use of HRT depending on their medical history and other factors like age, lifestyle habits and diet. Therefore, if you’re considering stopping therapy, it's best to consult with a health professional about how best and safely proceed with discontinuing hormone replacement therapy for your individual needs and goals—HGH Treatment clinic can provide helpful guidance in this regard!

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