Hormone replacement therapy

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Template completed by: MH DRUG name (generic and common): General HRT CLASS Hormone Replacement Therapy DESCRIPTION (basic summary) Hormone therapy (HT) involves the administration of synthetic estrogen and progestogen. HT is designed to replace a woman's depleting hormone levels and thus alleviate her symptoms of menopause. However, HT has been linked to various risks, and debate regarding its risk-benefit ratio continues. Indications Vasomotor symptoms The main indication for HT is relief of the most common symptoms of menopause, namely hot flushes, sweating, and palpitations. The effectiveness of this treatment was proven in placebo-controlled randomized studies. 4 Urogenital symptoms Both topical and systemic estrogens have been shown to improve the menopausal symptoms of vaginal dryness, superficial dyspareunia, and urinary frequency and urgency. Achievement of these beneficial effects require long-term therapy. Symptoms commonly recur after HT is stopped.
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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