What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy?
Menopausal hormone therapy aims to reduce hot flashes, treat vaginal dryness and discomfort and help reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Estrogen-alone therapy is given to a woman who has had her uterus surgically removed. Estrogen plus progestin is given to a woman with a uterus. Menopausal hormone therapy has benefits and risks and should be used at the lowest dose for the shortest duration.Photo: Getty Images