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Some forms of hormonal contraception are not recommended if you have high blood pressure.
Before you start using any form of hormonal contraception (e.g. the pill, patch, injection, implant, 'coil'/ intra-uterine device or vaginal ring) your doctor / family planning nurse will talk to you about which method is best for you.
Talk to your doctor or family planning nurse to see which method is best for you
If your blood pressure rises while you are taking any form of hormonal contraception you may wish to consider another form of contraception.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can reduce the unpleasant effects of the menopause by increasing your hormone levels (progesterone and / or oestrogen).
HRT is not known to have any effect on your blood pressure as the amount of oestrogen in HRT treatments is very low. However, your doctor may advise that your blood pressure needs to be under control before starting HRT.
HRT is not suitable for everyone. If you are considering it, you must talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.