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research about Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Aspirin, Postmenopausal Hormones, and C-Reactive Protein

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Nearly all oral preparations of postmenopausal hormones (PMHs) increase levels of C-reactive protein (C-RP) which indicates inflammation, within around 28 days of beginning therapy. This increase is obvious in the menopausal woman who is given either estrogen hormones alone or estrogen hormones combined with a progestin, which has now become (…)

Posted on: Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Hormone therapy and its affect on the mortality rate of menopausal women

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Hormone therapy is used to treat a multitude of menopause symptoms. From night sweats and incontinence, to weight gain and body odor. It functions by addressing the imbalance of hormones in menopausal women’s bodies and artificially restoring some normality to this balance. Hormone therapy is viewed as the artificial alternative (…)

Posted on: Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Hormone Therapy and High Attributable Risk of Elevated C-Reactive Protein Level to Conventional Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors

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Inflammation is thought to play a role in the initiation and development of cardiovascular disease, and much focus has been given to C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute-phase reactant released mainly by hepatocytes. While low-grade inflammation can predict coronary heart disease (CHD), the degree to which high CRP level is attributable (…)

Posted on: Thursday, February 4th, 2010

The Role of Hormone Therapy in the Prevention of Alzheimer Disease

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Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most prevalent form of dementia among older generations and is more common in women. Despite conflicting evidence, many reports suggest that hormone therapy could decrease the risk for or delay the onset of Alzheimer´s in postmenopausal women. This commentary reviews the neuroprotective and neurotrophic effects (…)

Posted on: Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Missed Opportunities for Prevention of Osteoporotic Fracture and Hormone replacement therapy

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Osteoporosis is a growing problem among women in today´s society. A result of weakening bone mass, osteoporosis occurs with age and can be one of symptoms of menopause. This study investigates what can be done to better inform women about this common early menopause symptom. It discusses the specific issue (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy and its Association With Cognitive Impairment

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A great deal of older women are affected by cognitive impairment, a widespread and often debilitating medical problem. Many scientists have linked postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT), with improved cognitive function, but the findings on this are inconclusive. For many women, hormone therapy is an ideal way to combat the various (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The dangerous effects of hormone replacement therapy and the use of black cohosh as a natural alternative

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In recent years natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy have been sought after. This is primarily due to some of the dangerous side effects of hormone replacement, which can include an increased risk of breast and endometrial cancer. Despite carrying with it its own harmful side effects black cohosh is (…)

Posted on: Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Hormone Therapy During Menopause Considered Controversial

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Hormone therapy is often used by women during menopause to replace the hormones lost by their body during the time period of menopause. However, hormone therapy is not without its controversies. Some fear that hormone therapy during menopause may increase the risk of stroke. The 2008 study “Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy (…)

Posted on: Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Hormone Therapy and HRT: Making Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty


Many women in today´s society are seeking relief from the various uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) remains a popular treatment worldwide. Various studies into HRT´s success and potential risks are detailed below, and particular emphasis is given to analyzing its impact on quality of life. HRT comes (…)

Posted on: Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Post Menopause Taking Hormone Replacement Therapy Women Suffer Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

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Hormone replacement therapy has long been known to be a common antidote to the symptoms suffered by women in the postmenopause stage. Commonly prescribed by doctors, in the last several years 25 million prescriptions for hormone replacement therapy have been written by doctors in the United States alone. However, reports (…)

Posted on: Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Replacement Hormones and the Associated Risk of Stroke in Women

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Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been promoted by medical professionals for years and yet little research has been done into the risks of stroke as a result of the foreign hormones introduced into the body with this treatment. As the extra hormones help to balance estrogen and progesterone levels during (…)

Posted on: Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Dairy Food, Calcium, Hormone Therapy, and Risk of Cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study

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The intake of dairy food and calcium is regarded as having different effects on individual cancer sites on participants, which included women who have undergone hormone therapy, but so far evidence on this has been confusing. Furthermore, impact on cancer in undecided. The following review suggests that calcium intake is (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Hormone Levels Tested in Osteoporosis Patient Who Had A Parathyroidectomy

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A premenopausal woman was experiencing some symptoms that were unexplainable to the doctors. After her medical history and hormone levels were reviewed the doctors performed a few test to determine the source of her illness. The patient had acute primary hyperparathyroidism and osteoporosis. The outcome of her test results and (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Hormone Therapy (HRT) and Peripheral Arterial Disease: The Rotterdam Study

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Peripheral Arterial disease (PAD) is a growing health problem affecting elderly women in Western society. Various investigations have shown that patients with PAD, with or without reported intermittent claudication, are at greater risk of cardiovascular mortality than people without PAD. Hormone therapy (HRT) after menopause, which is believed to protect (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sustained-Release Sodium Fluoride in the Treatment of the Elderly With Established Osteoporosis

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This study aims to determine the safety and effectiveness of fluoride in increasing spinal bone mass and reducing spinal fractures in older women with established osteoporosis, who may be using hormone replacement therapy. A comparison was made between a combination of sustained-release sodium fluoride, calcium citrate, and cholecalciferol (SR-NaF group) (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Osteoporosis, Menopausal Hormones and the Supplementation of Calcium as a way to Combat Both

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As women age they become more susceptible to bone fractures and osteoporosis. This is especially common post menopause when women generally suffer from low levels of estrogen hormones which decrease bone density and weaken bones. It is commonly known that regular calcium intake in the form of milk and other (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Conclusions Taken from HERS and the Possible Link between Early Hormone Replacement Therapy Use and Cardiovascular Problems

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For many years research has suggested that some of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy include reduced risk of cardiovascular problems and osteoporosis in the women that take it. Some of the research surrounding this topic has shown conflicting results which show hormone replacement therapy as being detrimental to women (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Adult Onset of Asthma in Women

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Five percent of the United States population is affected by asthma and this number continues to rise each year. Six billion dollars was spent in medical expenditures related to asthma in 1990 alone. Obesity is also a huge problem in the United States. Even though both conditions are serious issues (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Alternative Treatments to Hormone Replacement Therapy for Osteoporosis Sufferers with Fractures

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The changes that occur in women’s bodies during menopause can dramatically change the way in which a women lives her life and may make her more vulnerable physically, as a normal part of aging. Many women take hormone replacement therapy as a way to combat this type of natural aging (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Hormones, Cardiovascular Disease and Menopause

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Several studies have investigated the impact that hormones play on cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease in women who have experienced menopause. In Europe and the United States, these are the leading causes of death in woman who have experienced menopause, as well as men. For women who have experienced (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Having Less Menstrual Hormones Exposure Possibly Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer

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A woman’s exposure to estrogen hormones can determine her risk of breast cancer. The more estrogen hormones she has, the greater her chance of developing breast cancer is. Thus, the more menstrual periods a woman has also determines her risk of developing breast cancer. It is believed that exercise and (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Multivitamin Use as Opposed to Hormone Therapy and the Risks of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease as a Result

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Many women take multivitamins as an alternative to more drastic forms of menopause relief such as hormone therapy. Although these multivitamins can help to keep the body functioning as it ages, many women believe that such supplements can help to stop the development of dangerous diseases and conditions which become (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Use of Hormones and Breast Cancer In African American Women

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Use of hormones is very common amongst postmenopausal women. Many turn to hormones therapy to combat osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and a host of other symptoms that come as a result of estrogen loss in women. Truly, use of hormones does have certain benefits but it also has many unwanted side (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Cancer Risk and the Consumption of Tea with Replacement Hormones

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The regular consumption of green and black tea has long been known to hold some health giving properties, however until recently, the effect of tea on long term health issues have been little researched. Menopause is one time when women’s hormones can cause a host of problems, from hot flashes (…)

Posted on: Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Effect of Hormone Therapy Use On Recurrent Coronary Events

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After menopause, many women turn to hormone therapy to help alleviate the symptoms caused by a lack of estrogen. Many problems, conditions and diseases arise due to a lack of estrogen so it is very common for women to seek the refuge of hormone therapy after menopause. Infortunately, hormone therapy (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Hormones Replacement Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease

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For women over the age of sixty, coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease are the primary concern of death. The risk of death due to coronary heart disease beats out the risks of death by cancer and all other diseases by four to eight times. Nearly 520,000 women die from (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The Possible Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Fight against Heart Disease

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Hormone replacement therapy has long been thought to help fight age related health issues such as osteoporosis and coronary heart disease. Observational studies have supported the idea that hormone replacement therapy can be a benefit in the fight against heart disease and many patients taking hormone replacement therapy have been (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Sustained Vertebral Fracture Risk Reduction After Withdrawal of Teriparatide in Women With Osteoporosis following Menopause

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Teriparatide (recombinant human parathyroid hormone) is a hormone therapy used by post-menopause women suffering from osteoporosis after menopause. The Fracture Prevention Trial (FPT), a randomized, placebo-controlled investigation involving 1637 women with post-menopause osteoporosis, showed that a dosage of 20 or 40 µg of teriparatide each day significantly lowered the risk (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Hormone therapy and it use to treat menopause symptoms

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Many treatments are used to treat a variety of menopause symptoms in women approaching a later stage of life. Menopause symptoms result as a significant hormonal imbalance in the later stages of a woman’s life. Many women who exhibit some of the 34 symptoms of menopause, which include: Night sweats, (…)

Posted on: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Certain Types of Breast Cancers linked with Hormone Replacement Therapy

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The 1999 study by Dr. Susan M. Gapstur et al.: “Hormone Replacement Therapy and Risk of Breast Cancer With a Favorable Histology: Results of the Iowa Women’s Health Study” attempts to find out whether hormone replacement therapy promotes the growth of breast cancer. Current data is not conclusive about whether (…)

Posted on: Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Its Relationship to Breast Cancer

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Extended use of hormone replacement therapy during menopause is associated with an increased frequency of breast cancer. Paradoxically, hormone replacement therapy during menopause is also associated with decreased mortality from breast cancer. This has puzzled researchers for some time. The 1999 study by Dr. Melody A. Cobleigh et al., “Hormone (…)

Posted on: Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Relationship Between Long Durations and Different Regimens of Hormones Therapy and Risk of Breast Cancer

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A great deal of evidence from observational studies, and also the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) shows that after menopause, women using combined estrogen and progestin hormones therapy (CHRT) are at increased risk of breast cancer. However, not many studies have assessed the impact of longer-term use of hormones therapy (HRT) (…)

Posted on: Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Increased Risks of Breast Cancer from Weight Gain and Hormone Therapy

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A high body mass index (BMI) has always been associated with increased health risks such as heart disease and diabetes; however recent research has also highlighted the increased risk of breast cancer risk with weight gain in the lead up to menopause. During menopause, hormones waver dramatically often causing weight (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The Risk of Bone Fractures in Women Taking Hormone Replacement Therapy

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As women reach menopausal age low estrogen levels can cause the bones to weaken drastically and many women will suffer from fractures as a result, post menopause. Hormone replacement therapy is one treatment which has been found to stem this type of aging, however research has also shown that if (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Alternatives for HRT for Postmenopausal Women

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For decades, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been a well-known aid to symptoms prevalent in postmenopausal women. Among these symptoms, it is mostly used to treat osteoporosis. Two new drugs, alendronate sodium and raloxifene hydrochloride were recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of osteoporosis (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Osteoporosis somewhat helped by estrogen replacement therapy

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Osteoporosis can lead to crippling pain, permanent disability and even death. Osteoporosis is a major health problem which affects millions of people. Osteoporosis has an outsized impact on postmenopausal women. Half of all women who have reached the post menopause stage have developed a fracture caused by osteoporosis at some (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Decrease Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

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A common treatment for post menopausal women, hormone replacement therapy has long since provided a list of pros and cons for supporters and critics. It is believed that fluctuating hormone levels that come as a result of menopause may affect several risk factors associated with coronary heart disease. Because of (…)

Posted on: Thursday, November 5th, 2009

HRT Is Linked with Breast Tenderness and Breast-Tissue Density

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The 2006 study by Crandall et al.: “Association of New-Onset Breast Discomfort with an Increase in Mammographic Density During Hormone Therapy” evaluates the effects that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has on breast-tissue density in postmenopausal women. Two HRT’s used on women who are pre and post menopausal are estrogen and (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Link Found Between Hormones and Difficulty Sleeping in Middle Aged Women

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A study has been conducted to determine how and if certain hormone levels effect the sleep pattern in middle-aged women. 630 women of perimenopausal and premenopausal status. Aged 43 – 53 years old and from a majority of ethnic groups have been studied. After results of the women’s journals were (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Dry Eye Syndrome a Symptom of Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Hormone replacement therapy (or HRT) has been linked to a whole host of serious health problems, most notably an increased risk for stroke, cancer, and dementia. According to new research published in JAMA, hormone replacement therapy may also be the cause of the less serious, but certainly uncomfortable, dry eye (…)

Posted on: Friday, February 22nd, 2008