Menopause hormone therapy (MHT) is an effective treatment for menopause. At menopause, your hormone levels can drop or become unstable. MHT replaces the oestrogen — and sometimes the progesterone — that your body is now producing very little of.
The MHT prescribed at menopause is very similar to the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) prescribed to many trans women and trans femmes — who also produce very little oestrogen and progesterone. HRT comes as pills, creams, or patches. If you’ve had a hysterectomy, you don’t need progesterone — but you can use oestrogen. If you have a uterus, it’s important that you use both oestrogen and progesterone for your MHT.
If you want to talk about starting MHT, make an appointment with us. We can help you work out what you what to do.