Are you wondering if hormone therapy (HT) “is one of the most effective treatments available for bothersome hot flashes and night sweats”?

Meno Martha and HT EffectivenessOn page one in Deciding About Hormone Therapy Use: Potential Benefits the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) elaborate on:

Meno Martha and HT Effectiveness“Hormone therapy is one of the most effective treatments available for bothersome hot flashes and night sweats. If night sweats are waking you throughout the night, HT may improve sleep and fatigue, mood, ability to concentrate, and overall quality of life. Treatment of bothersome hot flashes and night sweats is the principal reason women use HT. Hormone therapy also treats vaginal dryness and painful sex associated with menopause”.

Other organizations agree about the effectiveness of hormone therapy (HT).

Meno Martha and HT EffectivenessOne 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:

“Hot flushes and night sweats are also referred to as Vasomotor Symptoms (VMS)”.

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