This article is about the treatment with sex steroids. For hormone replacement therapy in general, and for other instances in which hormones might be prescribed, see hormone therapy. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a system of medical treatment for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, based on the assumption that it may prevent discomfort and health problems caused by diminished circulating estrogen hormones. The treatment involves a series of drugs designed to artificially boost ...
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Hormone Therapy: Frequently Asked Questions
... What is hormone therapy? Hormone therapy (HT) is a treatment program in which a woman who has a uterus takes estrogen and progestin (a synthetic form of progesterone) to relieve menopause symptoms and...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

FDA Backs New Hormone Therapy Education Campaign
... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a national campaign to help educate women about the pros and cons associated with the use of estrogen therapy, also known as hormone replacement ther...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Benefits May Outweigh Risks for Some Women
... Cleveland Clinic menopause experts advise each woman to determine her "personal risk profile" with her physician before abruptly stopping hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to fears that ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

The Women''s Health Initiative 
... What is the Women''s Health Initiative? The Women''s Health Initiative (WHI) is a large randomized clinical trial funded by the federal government to determine if hormones prevent heart disease. The t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Menopause and Ovarian Cancer
... Menopause itself is not associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. However, the rates of many cancers, including ovarian cancer, do increase with age. In addition, some of the drugs used ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Estrogen Dependent Cancers
... Breast cancer: In the Women''s Health Initiative, 8506 women took combination hormone replacement therapy for an average of 5.2 years of follow up. Women were evaluated for high risk by the Gail Model...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer
... Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment program in which a woman takes estrogen and progestin (a synthetic form of progesterone) to relieve menopause symptoms. HRT also reduces a woman’s risk...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

FDA Approves Estrasorb For Treatment of Menopausal Hot Flashes
... FDA approved Estrasorb (estradiol topical emulsion), an estrogen therapy product in a topical form. Current estrogen products available for treatment include oral pills, transdermal patches, and a vag...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The Estrogen and Progestin Dilemma: New Advice, Labeling Guidelines
... By Linda Bren The Food and Drug Administration is giving important new safety advice to postmenopausal women and their health-care providers concerning drug products that contain estrogen. The updated...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Estrogen-Alone Hormone Therapy Could Increase Risk of Dementia in Older Women
... Older women using estrogen-alone hormone therapy could be at a slightly greater risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), than women who do not use any menopausal hormone th...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Rates of Dementia Increase Among Older Women on Combination Hormone Therapy
... Older women taking combination hormone therapy had twice the rate of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), compared with women who did not take the medication, according to new findings from a...
Source: National Institutes of Health

WHI Study Finds No Heart Disease Benefit, Increased Stroke Risk With Estrogen Alone
... A large, multi-center heart disease prevention study, part of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), found that estrogen-alone hormone therapy had no effect on coronary heart disease risk but increa...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Questions and Answers on the Use of Hormones After Menopause for Osteoporosis
... The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) is a long-term study of the risks and benefits of strategies that may reduce the occurrence of heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and bone fractures i...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

   

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  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)
  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)