HRT


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HRT

abbr.
hormone replacement therapy

HRT

abbreviation for
(Medicine) hormone replacement therapy

HRT

hormone replacement therapy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.HRT - hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
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The direct beneficiaries of the HRT-craze have been the pharmaceutical companies who have turned HRT into a multi-billion dollar industry.
HRT replaces this hormone and can reverse all the effects of the menopause, including hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, depression, loss of sex drive and vaginal dryness.
During this period, 26 women in the non-HRT group died and 33 died or experienced a cardiovascular end-point, compared to 15 deaths and 16 deaths or cardiovascular end-points in the HRT group.
In a paper published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care last night, experts from South Africa, Germany and the UK said the Million Women Study - which has reiterated the link several times - does not establish HRT as a cause of breast cancer.
Its findings suggest HRT use in the UK resulted in 1300 extra cases of ovarian cancer between 1991 and 2005.
The research indicates a woman's risk of suffering ovarian cancer returns to normal within a few years of giving up HRT.
American scientists say the cancer-causing potential of the sex hormones used in HRT has been common knowledge in the scientific community for well over 70 years.
Now researchers who reviewed the results of 28 trials involving almost 40,000 patients have concluded that HRT increased the risk of stroke by 29 per cent.
Other experts do not agree that HRT is suitable for even a select population of women at high risk for osteoporosis.
A HRT is no longer recommended to prevent heart disease in healthy women (primary prevention) or to protect women with pre-existing heart disease (secondary prevention).
Observational studies may point to the value of HRT to protect your heart, but clinical trials don't have the same findings.
Through detailed questionnaires, the researchers collected data on HRT use and other variables such as diet, health and reproductive history, and alcohol and tobacco use.