'Taking HRT pills to cope with the menopause doubles the risk of suffering dangerous blood clots, research suggests.
A study involving 80,000 women showed those who took hormone replacement therapy pills were at risk of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis - devastating conditions which can require the amputation of a leg or can even kill.
Researchers from the University of Nottingham found the risk was only increased for women using HRT in tablet form - with patches, gels or creams carrying no additional chance of a clot.
An estimated one million British women and around 17million in the US take HRT to cope with the menopause, which commonly strikes in the late 40s and early 50s.
Of those 80 per cent take the tablet form of the drug.
HRT tackles symptoms such as depression, hot flushes, and night sweats by providing oestrogen as the body stops producing it.
The new findings, published in the British Medical Journal, showed tablets containing equine oestrogen - such as those sold under the Premarin brand name - carried a higher risk than those containing synthetic oestrogen.
Researcher Dr Yana Vinogradova, of the Nottingham School of Medicine, said: 'Our study has shown that, for oral treatments, different tablets are associated with different risks of developing blood clots, depending on the active components.'
Read more: Taking HRT pills to cope with the menopause 'DOUBLES the risk of suffering dangerous blood clots'
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