At Winona, patient safety comes first.
“Do no harm” has been one of the guiding principles of medicine for millennia, and Winona takes that seriously. There are some contraindications that preclude certain individuals from being good candidates for HRT. During the onboarding process, you will be screened to determine if HRT is a safe treatment for you. Some of the most common contraindications to HRT include, but are not limited to, the following:
Currently pregnant or breastfeeding
Previous DVT, PE, or history of a clotting disorder
Cancer of the female reproductive system (uterus, ovary, or cervix)
Personal history of breast cancer
Previous history of heart attack or history of heart disease
History of transient ischemic attack (TIA)
History of stroke
Active liver disease
Undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding
Being age 60 or older
There are additional conditions that may be problematic, which is why it's important to fill out the health questionnaire and details about your medical history accurately. Your Winona physician will carefully review your information to ensure any prescriptions are safe for your unique situation and needs.