The timing of when you choose to start hormone therapy (HT) may be important. Beginning HT sooner rather than later may have benefits.

Meno Martha and HT Timing VideoIn the video The Timing of Starting Hormone Therapy in the North American Menopause Society’s Video Series-2017:

“Dr. Schnatz discusses the benefits of beginning hormone therapy sooner rather than later, along with the cardiovascular health advantages”.

Meno Martha and HT Timing VideoOne 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 – published online 20 June 2016, is:

Meno Martha and HT Timing Video

  • “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?

In Glossary: V – Vasomotor Symptoms the NAM’s definition is:

“Vasomotor symptoms. Also known as hot flashes and night sweats, common symptoms during perimenopause and early postmenopause”.

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Last Updated: 04 December 2017 – Last Revised: 04 December 2017
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