89338 - Hormone therapy and menopause. A protracted misunderstanding explained. Feb 2017.
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Online learning module with an original peer-reviewed update on when to use menopausal hormone therapy (MHT, previously called HRT hormone replacement therapy).Relevance to General Practice
- Menopausal symptoms are common during the menopause and women will seek advice from their GP.
- Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is the most effective option for managing menopausal symptoms and, when used in appropriate women, has minimal side effects.
- Following the release of publicised risks on the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), the management rate of menopause decreased significantly in 2003–2004.
- Many publications, including several authored by WHI investigators, and data published in 2013 from long-term follow up of WHI trial participants have helped to clarify the situation.