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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This study provides some important findings when analysing the data on ovarian cancer and hormone therapy use.
Major finding: Current users of menopausal hormone therapy had a 46% increase in the risk of a major
Of this group, 518 were randomized to continue hormone therapy, 452 to suspend therapy for 1 month, and 435 to suspend it for 2 months.
What the WHI was not able to do was to address the benefits and risks of hormone therapy in younger, recently menopausal women who are starting hormone therapy for the treatment of menopausal symptoms.
2) Fifty-eight million prescriptions for hormone therapy were written in 1995; between 1999 and 2002, 90 million prescriptions were written annually.
Our findings suggest that even relatively short periods of hormone therapy have effects on the memory systems that may be of benefit to some women during the perimenopausal transition or early postmenopause," said lead author Yolanda R.
Hormone therapy remains the most effective treatment for relief of hot flashes, a fact not likely to change soon, said Schiff, chairman of the hormone therapy task force for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Almost overnight, it seemed, women were ditching their hormone therapy like a bad stock.
Among the lawmakers McClellan said were extremely instrumental in helping develop the hormone therapy program were Texas Republican Rep.
Women usually use hormone therapy after menopause to alleviate symptoms, such as hot flashes, and health risks, such as heart disease, that result from a reduction of estrogen in their bodies.

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