COMMENTARY

Treating Menopause: Are We Going Loco?

Charles P. Vega, MD

Disclosures

August 06, 2013

In This Article

Clinical Pearls

Publication of the results of the WHI trial resulted in a substantial decline in the use of hormone therapy during menopause.

Newer research suggests that hormone therapy is relatively safe in the treatment of symptoms during early menopause.

New guidelines from the British Menopause Society and Women's Health Concern reflect accurate data but offer too much focus on hormone therapy in the prevention of disease.

LDMP can reduce hot flashes, as can other antidepressants and gabapentin, but hormone therapy should remain first-line therapy for the management of vasomotor symptoms among most menopausal women.

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