Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) refers to the treatment of the uncomfortable, potentially debilitating, symptoms of menopause by ingesting hormones, specifically some combination of estrogen, progestin, and testosterone, to boost the levels that have been diminished by menopause.
While women can undergo HRT by receiving injections, using patches or gels, or taking tablets, the effect is the same regardless of the method of ingestion “ the hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, sleep disorders, and other symptoms of menopause are significantly reduced, if not entirely eliminated, when following a course of hormone replacement therapy. HRT is also known to reduce the bone loss associated with post-menopausal osteoporosis.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Side Effects
Despite the benefits, taking hormones can increase the risk of developing some serious, potentially fatal, health complications, including heart disease, gallbladder disease, and breast cancer. Although medical experts recommend undergoing HRT for no more than five years (and within 10 years of going through menopause), women on HRT are still at risk of sustaining devastating HRT side effects.
Prempro Blood Clots
Prempro, a specific brand of HRT produced by Pfizer, has been reported (like all HRTs) to cause some women to develop blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. While Prempro blood clots are highly treatable, they often go undiagnosed due to the lack of symptoms. As a result, they can trigger far more serious health complications, including heart attack and stroke. To minimize the chances of developing hormone replacement therapy blood clots, women on HRT should receive regular checkups and familiarize themselves with the symptoms of HRT side effects.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Lawsuit
Women who have been injured as a result of undergoing HRT will have a compelling defective drug claim against the manufacturer of the hormones they took. Women are encouraged to learn more about their legal rights and receive an expert evaluation of their potential HRT lawsuit or Prempro lawsuit by meeting with a skilled defective drug attorney for a complimentary initial consultation.
Hormone replacement attorneys are passionate about advocating the rights of those who have suffered any injuries or losses as a result of HRT. Skilled at going up against corporate lawyers, and willing to take a case to trial if necessary, HRT lawyers will not charge for their legal services unless a settlement is reached.
If you or a loved one have used HRT or taken Prempro and suffered from any side effect including blood clots, stroke, pulmonary embolism, breast or ovarian cancer, you should contact a dangerous drug attorney immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.