Hormone therapy is the most effective treatment for managing menopausal vasomotor symptoms. Hot flashes and night sweats affect approximately 70% of midlife women and may persist for a decade or longer.1 Bothersome vasomotor symptoms have a significant adverse effect on sleep, daily functioning, and quality of life. Cognitive and mood symptoms often accompany disruptive hot flashes. Although lifestyle changes and nonhormonal options are available, women with frequent, severe vasomotor symptoms may greatly benefit from hormone therapy.2
Shifren JL, Crandall CJ, Manson JE. Menopausal Hormone Therapy. JAMA. Published online May 30, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.5346
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