hormone replacement therapy


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hormone replacement therapy

n. Abbr. HRT
The administration of estrogen, usually in combination with a progestogen, to relieve the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of osteoporosis in women. Hormone replacement therapy has been associated with certain risks, such as an increased risk of breast cancer. Also called menopausal hormone therapy.

hormone replacement therapy

n
(Medicine) a form of oestrogen treatment used to control menopausal symptoms and in the prevention of osteoporosis. Abbreviation: HRT

hor′mone replace`ment ther`apy


n.
the administration of estrogen and progestin to alleviate symptoms of menopause and, in postmenopausal women, esp. to protect against cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Compare estrogen replacement therapy.Abbr.: HRT
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Noun1.hormone replacement therapy - 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"
Translations

hormone replacement therapy

nHormonersatztherapie f

hormone replacement therapy

nterapia ormonale (usata in menopausa)
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In 2002 the Women's Health Initiative came out with findings that hormone replacement therapy increased the risk of coronary heart disease, breast cancer, stroke, and pulmonary embolism [JAMA.
In a meta-analysis of 52 epidemiological studies that involved a total of nearly 21,500 women with ovarian cancer, women who had used hormone replacement therapy for just a few years were about 40 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who had never used such therapy.
Pellets do not increase the risk of blood clots like conventional or synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
Studies conducted in the past have suggested that a combined oestrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy increases postmenopausal women's risk of developing progestin-accelerated breast tumours.
Fall in hormone replacement therapy associated with fall in breast cancer.
Every since a major clinical trial was halted in 2002 because of the unexpected association of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with breast cancer and earlier findings about it not being protective against heart disease, HRT use has been plummeting.
In the wake of the WHI results, some pharmacies are marketing "bio-identical hormones" as a more natural alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Effects of hormone replacement therapy on clinical fractures and height loss: The Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS).
Mealey Publications (King of Prussia, PA), a unit of LexisNexis (Dayton, OH), has begun the publication of two new litigation reports, including Mealey's Personal Injury Report and Mealey's Litigation Report: Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Since the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) results came out two years ago, millions of women have been scared off their hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Allopathic and Complementary Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy, Expert Opin Pharmacother.