Menopause symptoms impact women across the globe every single day and managing them can be difficult. Menopause symptoms can include hot flushes, insomnia, low libido, mood swings, brain fog and more — so it’s no surprise that women are seeking treatment.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most common form of treatment for menopause symptoms and it’s available in many different forms. Kliovance is one type of HRT that is offered when your menopause symptoms disrupt your daily life.
In this blog post, we’re going to look at what Kliovance is, what the side effects can be and what the benefits of taking it are.
What is Kliovance?
Kliovance is a type of HRT that’s active ingredients are estradiol hemihydrate and norethisterone acetate. Estradiol hemihydrate is a synthetic version of oestrogen and norethisterone acetate is a synthetic version of progesterone.
Kliovance comes in the form of a tablet that needs to be taken once a day at the same time every day. Once you have taken all the tablets in the pack, you don’t take a break from it and continue to your next pack. You should take it with a glass of water either with or without food. The most important thing is that you take it at the same time every day.
You will most likely be given the lowest dose at first so that your doctor can see how your body reacts to the additional hormones — but always speak to them if you don’t feel any benefits and need a stronger dose.
How long can you take Kliovance?
Currently, there is no limit on how long you can take Kliovance. As long as your symptoms persist and you feel a benefit from taking it, your doctor will probably advise you to stay on it. Most women will stay on HRT medication for a few years at least until their menopause symptoms disappear completely.
Does Kliovance have any side effects?
Kliovance is a commonly used HRT, but some possible side effects can occur.
Common side effects can include:
- Low mood or depression
- Tender and swollen breasts
- Back pain
- Water retention
- Itchiness or dryness of your vagina
Uncommon side effects can include:
- Hair loss or thinning
- Leg cramping
- Allergic reactions – it’s vital if you experience signs of an allergic reaction you seek medical help immediately
Rare side effects can include:
- High blood pressure
- An increased risk of ovarian cancer
- Gallbladder disease
- An increased risk of blood clots
Your doctor will want to see you regularly while you take Kliovance so they can monitor your side effects and make sure they aren’t too severe.
What are the benefits of Kliovance?
Kliovance has lots of benefits and it can be a useful tool for women when managing their menopause symptoms.
Fast and effective
One of the best benefits of Kliovance is that it’s very fast working. Most women will start to notice a change and improvement in their menopause symptoms within two weeks of taking it. Other HRTs can take a lot longer than this, with some taking up to three months. It’s important to remember that this timeframe can vary from woman to woman and it will depend on how severe your symptoms are.
Reduced risk of osteoporosis
When you go through menopause, your oestrogen levels drop rapidly — putting you at a higher risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis (bone loss). By taking Kliovance which has a synthetic version of oestrogen in it, you can boost your levels and strengthen your bones.
Kliovance is a lot of women’s first choice when it comes to HRT as it is a very low dose. It only contains 1 mg of estradiol and 0.5 mg of norethisterone acetate. This means you can ease yourself onto HRT and hopefully reduce your chances of severe side effects.
Relief from hot flushes and other menopause symptoms
The main benefit to taking Kliovance is a reduction of your menopause symptoms such as hot flushes. Hot flushes can be a nightmare to deal with daily but with an increased amount of oestrogen in your body, you can see a reduction in them.
Kliovance also aims to help with symptoms such as night sweats, mood swings and vaginal dryness. Although some women can experience vaginal dryness as a side effect, this isn’t always the case. In fact, it can help alleviate it once the hormones take effect.
Managing your menopause symptoms can be challenging. But with the help of HRT like Kliovance, you may find some relief. Kliovance can provide you with major benefits like reducing your risk of osteoporosis as well as alleviating menopause symptoms.
Make sure that you always speak with your doctor before taking Kliovance to make sure that it’s right for you
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