As women approach menopause, they often encounter a range of physical and emotional symptoms that can negatively impact their quality of life. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), or Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT), refers to medical management of these symptoms using supplemental estrogen plus or minus progesterone. In this blog, we’ll delve into the nuanced landscape of MHT, exploring advantages, associated risks, and the populations of women who might benefit from it.
Originally written and posted in July 2019 by Erica Stephenson “Can we check my hormone levels to see if I am menopausal?” This is a relatively common question asked of me during routine annual exams. Because age-related hormonal shifts are normal, and symptoms present differently for different women, the answer is not always straightforward. For […]