hormone-replacement therapy


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Related to hormone-replacement therapy: estrogen replacement therapy
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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"
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While hormone-replacement therapy was originally prescribed to alleviate menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, many women reported that the drugs improved their general feeling of well-being.
The Journal of the American Medical Association on June 25 reported that analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative found that the tested estrogen-progestin pills, which are used for hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) for women, not only increased the risk of breast cancer, heart attacks, blood clots and strokes as reported last summer but also may have stimulated the more rapid growth of breast tumors and made the tumors harder to detect.
Y are looking to hormone-replacement therapy to stave off the advance of the characteristic signs.
Recent government studies on potential problems with hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) have been reproduced in a case study by Verispan using ClinVivo, a new product that helps pharmaceutical marketers find potential new uses for existing drugs.
Although women taking hormones were less likely to get colorectal cancer or to break a hip than were women on the inert pill, the positives of so-called hormone-replacement therapy weren't enough to offset the negatives, the authors say.
Noven is developing additional drug-delivery systems for a broad range of applications including hormone-replacement therapy, pain relief, asthma, neurological disorders, anxiety, cardiovascular disease and antifungal therapy.
According to two new studies, hormone-replacement therapy that includes estrogen can make breast tissue more dense, while the use of raloxifene, an estrogen-replacement drug, does not.
Hormone-replacement therapy for women during and after menopause can maintain bone strength, ease menopausal symptoms, and perhaps fend off heart disease.
Most studies of hormone-replacement therapy for postmenopausal women suggest that the treatment wards off heart disease.
Taking hormone-replacement therapy for more than 5 years raises a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, endometrial cancer, potentially life-threatening blood clots, and cataracts.
In 1998, the woman had her other ovary taken out for an undisclosed reason and began hormone-replacement therapy.
Researchers now find that women who have the smaller form of LDL are at higher risk of heart disease but are also more likely to see cholesterol reduction from hormone-replacement therapy.