Menopausal and pre-menopausal women
Many women find that their menstrual cycles change as they approach the menopause. Often the menstrual cycle gets shorter, but above all it becomes less regular. Although the chances of getting pregnant are reduced, they are real nonetheless. There may be an increased risk of some gynaecological complaints, such as myoma, benign uterine fibroids or endometriosis, a chronic and painful overgrowth of womb lining tissue in the abdomen. Heavy or long periods at the onset of the menopause can cause women problems and result in anaemia (lack of iron) and feelings of exhaustion.
Mirena® offers a solution to these symptoms at this stage of life: a hormonal coil can slow down the growth of myomas, reduce heavy bleeding and also provides effective contraception. It is generally recommended that women use contraception until they are about 51.
The hormonal coil is an ideal supplement for women taking oestrogen in the context of a hormone replacement therapy. The corpus luteum hormone in the Mirena® slows down the thickening of the womb lining, which means that women stop having periods (women taking a hormone replacement therapy without using a Mirena® will still get regular periods).