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Does HRT protect against Dementia and what age can you go on

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Does HRT protect against Dementia and what age can you go on this
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Fluzatine for flushes
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Customer: No
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 6 days ago.

Hello. This is Dr Geyik and I will be assisting you today.

Can I please ask your age/gender and if you have any other medical conditions or allergies, or take medications?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No other conditions and I am 74
Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 6 days ago.

HRT is Hormone Replacement Therapy and is used in women who are going through or on menopause. Menopause caused reduction in female hormones and HRT replaces those hormones.

So, a women can go on HRT when going through menopause or when the female hormones are low.

HRT can help with the overall health of a woman and indirectly can help with dementia as well.

Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 6 days ago.

Having said that, HRT is not a medication or treatment for dementia. It can only help with dementia as it improves general health of a woman.

Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 6 days ago.

If you have hot flushes or other symptoms, you could discuss with your GP and they could try a very low dose HRT or a patch.