Understanding Evorel Sequi HRT

Understanding Evorel Sequi HRT:

A Guide for Perimenopausal Women

As a GP and menopause specialist, I often encounter women seeking clarity on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) options during perimenopause. One common treatment I prescribe is Evorel Sequi. In this post, I’ll walk you through what Evorel Sequi is, how it works, and how to use it properly.

What is Evorel Sequi HRT?

Evorel Sequi is a type of HRT specifically designed for women in perimenopause – the transitional phase before menopause when periods become irregular but haven’t completely stopped. It’s called “Sequi” because it’s a sequential therapy, meaning it mimics the natural hormonal fluctuations of a perimenopausal woman’s cycle.

How Does It Work?

Evorel Sequi works by providing:

  1. Estrogen throughout the month
  2. Progestogen for the second half of the month (weeks 3 and 4)

This pattern closely resembles the natural hormonal cycle, where estrogen levels vary throughout the month and progesterone increases in the latter half. By mimicking this natural rhythm, Evorel Sequi aims to alleviate perimenopausal symptoms while supporting your body’s transitional phase.

What’s in the Evorel Sequi Package?

When you open an Evorel Sequi box, you’ll find:

  • 8 patches (a one-month supply)
  • Two types of patches:
    • Evorel 50: Contains oestrogen only
    • Evorel Conti: Contains both oestrogen and progestogen

How to Use Evorel Sequi

Using Evorel Sequi is straightforward:

  1. Use Evorel 50 for the first two weeks of your cycle.
  2. Switch to Evorel Conti for weeks 3 and 4.
  3. Apply one patch to your buttocks or thighs.
  4. Change the patch every 3 to 4 days.

For best results, keep these tips in mind:

  • Don’t apply moisturiser before sticking on the patch.
  • You can shower or swim with the patch on without affecting its efficacy.
  • If you find the patch isn’t sticking well, please consult me or your healthcare provider, as this can affect the delivery of hormones.

Why Consider Evorel Sequi?

Evorel Sequi can be particularly beneficial for perimenopausal women experiencing symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and irregular periods. By providing a balanced hormone therapy that aligns with your body’s natural rhythms, it aims to ease these symptoms and support your overall well-being during this transitional phase.

Personalised Care is Key

While Evorel Sequi is an excellent option for many women, it’s crucial to remember that every woman’s journey through perimenopause is unique. At One Woman Health, I’m committed to providing personalized care tailored to your specific needs and medical history.

If you’re considering HRT or have questions about managing perimenopausal symptoms, I encourage you to book a consultation. Together, we can discuss your options and create a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Remember, navigating perimenopause doesn’t have to be a solitary journey. With the right support and treatment, you can embrace this new phase of life with confidence and vitality.

*Dr. Nina Wilson is a GP and menopause specialist based in Sussex. She runs One Woman Health, a clinic dedicated to meeting the health needs of women in midlife and beyond.*

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