What are Evorel Patches?
Evorel is a hormone replacement therapy medication (HRT). It is used to relieve menopausal symptoms. Evorel is a patch that steadily releases hormones into the bloodstream, unlike most HRT therapies, which require daily medication. If you have trouble swallowing pills or remembering to take them daily, this form of treatment may be suitable for you.
Why did my doctor suggest Evorel Patches?
The amount of oestrogen in a woman’s ovaries steadily decreases during menopause. Hot flushes, nausea, sleep disturbances, dry skin, and osteoporosis are some of the signs of this deficiency. If your symptoms are severe enough, you might be prescribed Evorel to help supplement your oestrogen levels.
Within several weeks of regular use, Evorel can offer relief from menopausal symptoms. You can experience spontaneous bleeding or spots as your body responds to Evorel. If this persists after a few months of treatment, see the doctor. When the body responds to the menopause, HRT can only be used as a short-term therapy. You can talk to your doctor about your HRT at least once a year and have routine gynaecological exams.
Is menopause normal?
Yes, menopause affects all women at some point in their lives. In between the ages of 45 and 55, this is most common. Your ovaries can contain less and less oestrogen as you get older. It stops the menstrual cycle, but the rise in hormone levels can have various effects that can significantly influence daily life. Hot flushes (a sudden surge of heat that travels across the body, causing blushing, sweating, and an abnormally fast heartbeat), mood swings, and eye or vaginal dryness are all physical signs. Moodiness, anxiety, and depression are only a few of the psychiatric side effects of hormonal changes.
Menopausal signs include a wide range of experiences depending on the person. They will start many years before menopause and last for several years. Symptoms can last around four years in total for women.
I had a hysterectomy, but why do I need Evorel patches?
The only hormone you’ll need to replace after you’ve had a hysterectomy is oestrogen. If you you’re your uterus removed, you will be given a progestogen to take with Evorel. It is because raising oestrogen levels alone causes the endometrial lining (uterine lining) to expand prematurely. Endometrial cancer and other complications may be significantly increased as a result of this. If you haven’t had a hysterectomy, another drug that offers combined HRT could be recommended instead.
What do I need to know about Evorel Patches?
Spotting and bleeding:
Unless you are prescribed progestogen pills to use for the last few days of each month, Evorel patches will not normally induce a monthly bleed. During the first few years of treatment, though, you can experience spotting or spontaneous bleeding. If you fail to change a patch on time, you’re more likely to get spotting or spontaneous bleeding. If bleeding persists after a few months of treatment or after quitting the medication, you can see your doctor.
Regular medical checkup:
Women who use HRT in some way can see their doctor and gynecologist regularly. Talk to your doctor about whether you ought to continue taking HRT.
Increased risk of breast cancer:
It’s important to remember that all people who take hormone replacement therapy have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who don’t. This risk must be balanced against the personal advantages of HRT for you. Before beginning HRT, you can discuss these with your doctor. Breast exams and mammograms can be done on HRT-using women on a daily basis.
Heart strokes and blood clotting:
It’s important to remember that people who take HRT have a marginally higher chance of strokes and blood clots in their veins, such as deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism than women who don’t. If you have a family history of clots, smoking, overweight, or any blood diseases, the risk is greater, and that must be balanced against the personal advantages of taking HRT.