Are you wondering if hormone therapy (HT) “is one of the most effective treatments available for bothersome hot flashes and night sweats”?
On page one in Deciding About Hormone Therapy Use: Potential Benefits the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) elaborate on:
Other organizations agree about the effectiveness of hormone therapy (HT).
One of the points of consensus about menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) in the Revised Global Consensus Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Section A: Benefit/Risk Profile of MHT – endorsed by seven menopause-related organizations, including the NAMS – published online 20 June 2016, is:
- “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”.
What are VMS?
The International Menopause Society’s definition is:
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