Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) can greatly improve quality of life by reducing symptoms and certain risks caused by the hormonal changes happening during the natural transition towards and after menopause.
MHT is about the balance between benefits and risks, which should be discussed and re-evaluated often with a healthcare professional (5,8).
*Note*: There are distinctions in recommendations depending on the type of MHT. For example, systemic MHT will go into the bloodstream and deliver hormones to multiple organs and tissues, while vaginal MHT is only localized (6). Stay tuned for a post on the differences between these two. Feel free to ask us if you have questions about these differences.