hormone replacement therapy

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Synonyms for hormone replacement therapy

hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women

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Though estrogen-replacement therapy has become a popular long-term treatment for menopausal women, Love argues that evidence of its safety and necessity is so far inconclusive.
In the study of 37 postmenopausal women, elevated levels of zinc in the urine decreased after several months of estrogen-replacement therapy, reported Mala Herzberg and her team of researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
The researchers gave cognitive tests to 81 women who had never received hormones and 103 women who had received estrogen-replacement therapy, sometimes with progesterone, for periods of 6 months to more than 20 years.
While estrogen-replacement therapy has definite cardioprotective effects, primarily because it raises the level of high-density lipoproteins and reduces the level of low-density lipoproteins, it is no substitute for a low-fat, vegetablerich diet and regular exercise.
Moreover, women taking estrogen-replacement therapy have roughly twice the incidence of lung cancer that other women have, although the risk is small among nonsmokers.
No novel drug is yet able to improve upon postmenopausal estrogen-replacement therapy.
When the osteoporosis drug raloxifene came on the market last year, it offered women a way to strengthen their bones yet avoid the breast-cancer risk associated with estrogen-replacement therapy.