Internationally, hormone therapy (HT) information is being continually updated. It may be in your best interest to choose to ask your health care provider about individualizing HT for you.

Meno Martha and Estrogen TherapyThe video Tailoring Estrogen Therapy for Maximum Cardiovascular Health in the North American Menopause Society’s Video Series-2018 explains:

Meno Martha and Estrogen Therapy“In this latest video, Tailoring Estrogen Therapy for Maximum Cardiovascular Health, Dr. Shapiro interviews Dr. Cynthia Stuenkel, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego. Dr. Stuenkel explains the importance of individualizing hormone therapy during a woman’s life stages”.

Depending on the Source, the definition of estrogen therapy (ET) or oestrogen only menopausal hormone therapy may vary. In Hormone Help Desk: ET, EPT, and More the NAMS’s definition is:

“Estrogen Therapy (ET) – – Therapy with estrogen alone is generally appropriate only for women who have had a hysterectomy and do not need any uterine protection in the form of progestogens (either as natural progesterone or synthetic progestin) to prevent uterine cancer”.

In the Revised Global Consensus Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy (Revised Global Consensus Statement) – endorsed by seven menopause-related organizations – published online 20 June 2016, one of the points of consensus about menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is:

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“MHT, including tibolone and the combination of conjugated equine estrogens and bazedoxifene (CE/BZA), is the most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause at any age, but benefits are more likely to outweigh risks if initiated for symptomatic women before the age of 60 years or within 10 years after menopause”.

Organizations (in alphabetical order) which endorsed the Revised Global Consensus Statement are the:

Organizations

  1. Asia Pacific Menopause Federation
  2. Endocrine Society
  3. European Menopause and Andropause Society
  4. Federation of Latin American Menopause Societies
  5. International Menopause Society
  6. International Osteoporosis Foundation
  7. North American Menopause Society

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