PATIENTS are “panicking” because of a crisis in the supply of HRT drugs, GPs warned last night.
The patches, pills and gels provide the oestrogen that the body stops producing during the menopause.
Dr Richard Vautrey, a GP from Leeds, said: “People can get increasingly anxious.”
Problems with the supply chain has meant some brands are not being produced, starting a domino effect causing shortages of alternatives.
It has left women with crippling symptoms including depression and night sweats.
Doctors warned the crisis is set to continue into next year.
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