Hormone Therapy

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Hormone Therapy

 

the therapeutic use of hormonal preparations.

Hormone therapy is subdivided into replacement therapy (used when an endocrine gland ceases to function), stimulation therapy (used for insufficient function of the gland), and inhibitory, or blocking, therapy (for excessive hormone production). Hormone therapy is also used in treating many diseases that are unconnected with endocrine disturbances.

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They reported finding a distinctly female brain structure in genetically male transsexuals (men who had gone through hormonal treatment and irreversible sexual reassignment surgery to become women).
If the disease is still localised to the prostate, then surgery or hormonal treatment along with radiotherapy are two valid options with same benefit rates albeit slightly different complications.
Oncologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and other physicians from North America and Europe address the prevention, features, management, diagnosis, and multidisciplinary approach to cervical cancer and precancerous lesions, uterine cancer, epithelial ovarian cancer, borderline ovarian tumors, germ cell tumors of the ovary, cancer of the vulva, and gestational trophoblastic disease, and future directions in treatment, including laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery, innovations in radiotherapy, hormonal treatment, biomarkers, integrative medicine, and multidisciplinary palliative care.
This can be in the form of hormonal treatment (estrogen and progesterone), and other non-hormonal tablets like metformin and spironolactone which can be very beneficial to ameliorate symptoms if used in combination.
Hormonal treatment may be used to induce secondary sexual characteristics such as the growth of facial hair.
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The global guidelines on maintenance treatment for acne, after initial clearance, recommend topical retinoids, and hormonal treatment in females.
In 18 trials selected for spawning, the mean percentage were 75 percent have responded to hormonal treatment (Fig 1).
5 [micro]m and < 10 [micro]m in aerodynamic diameter, respectively) and that active hormonal treatment did not appear to interact with PM exposure.
The 58-year-old, who lives in the Reading area, was described as having been left in physical and psychological "limbo" after her bust failed to develop sufficiently following hormonal treatment.
Internationally, there is controversy over using puberty-blocking hormonal treatment which allows children to buy time to make a decision about gender reassignment surgery.