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  • Menopausal symptoms can be managed with education, lifestyle changes, support and menopausal hormone therapy (MHT).
  • In the early postmenopausal years, MHT is an effective therapy for menopausal symptoms. In most women with moderate to severe symptoms, the benefits outweigh the small increases in risk.
  • The long-term use of MHT has some benefits, but also has some risks.
  • The decision to use MHT, and for how long it should be used, must be based on individual assessment and needs.

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Reviewed on: 21-11-2022