What are the goals of HRT in the treatment of menopausal symptoms?

Updated: Jun 06, 2018
  • Author: PonJola Coney, MD; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Answer

The main reasons for treating symptoms of the menopausal transition and actual menopause are as follows:

  • To provide relief of vasomotor symptoms

  • To reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy

  • To avoid the irregularity of menstrual cycles

  • To preserve bone

  • To lower the risk of disease

  • To improve quality of life


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