When is menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) indicated?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Nicole K Banks, MD; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Indications for hormone therapy can be symptomatic or preventive. Although some consensus has been reached regarding the use of HT to relieve symptoms, the application of HT to prevent sequelae of menopause is controversial. Common clinical settings in which HT is prescribed are described below.


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