Hormone therapy (HT) (also known as hormone replacement therapy – HRT)
Hormone therapy can help relieve the symptoms of menopause, but no treatment is without side
effects. Any decision about HT is an individual one, so talk to your health practitioner about risks,
benefits, concerns and other alternatives.
It is important that all women using HT be reviewed once a year by their health practitioner
For more see About Hormone Therapy [HT (HRT)]
Other (Complementary) Therapies
Various other therapies, such as complementary therapy, may be of benefit to some women during menopause.
When using herb and plant medications, it is important that you treat them like medicines and that you consult a trained health practitioner before beginning treatment.
Like all medicines, it is possible that some natural therapies may have unpleasant side effects in some women. While this may only be a rare occurence, it is a good reason to seek the advice of a trained naturopath for long-term guidance and balance through the menopausal years.
Some natural therapies may interact with certain prescription medications, e.g. St John’s Wort; therefore it is important to let both your doctor and naturopath know exactly what each has prescribed.
For more see Other Therapies