Thinking of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) to relieve your symptoms – hot flushes, night sweats or vaginal dryness – but not sure?

Risks and Benefits

How important is the balance of risks and benefits of MHT, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or hormone therapy (HT)?

In Thinking of Menopausal Hormone Therapy? Here’s What You Can Expect From Your GP? published on 13 January 2020, the authors elaborate on:

MHT Balancing Act

“This balance is the main thing your GP will consider when discussing whether MHT is right for you”.

Different Differences

Can MHT have different risks and benefits for each woman?

In Thinking of Menopausal Hormone Therapy? Here’s What You Can Expect From Your GP: Different Risks and Benefits for Each Woman the authors explain:

MHT Balancing Act

“The balance of risks versus benefits of MHT varies from woman to woman, depending on a number of factors. Here are some hypothetical examples.
  1. Gina is a healthy 52 year old with menopausal symptoms, a family history of breast cancer (her mother was diagnosed at 65), and low bone density…
  2. Sarah has menopausal symptoms, has had both ovaries removed and a hysterectomy, is obese and drinks moderately…
  3. Sam went through menopause before she turned 45…
  4. Lee is 65, has vaginal dryness but no more hot flushes…”.

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Last Updated: 14 January 2020 – Last Revised: 14 January 2020
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