The Benefits and drawbacks of Hormone Therapy


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Hormone therapy has also been proved to prevent bone loss and reduce fracture in postmenopausal women. However, there are risks associated with using hormone therapy. Hormone therapy can still be used to prevent osteoporosis for women at high risk of the condition (most forms of hormone therapy are approved for this purpose), but you and your health care professional should weigh the pros and cons of hormone treatment. Pros of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women Hormone replacement therapy provides a number of benefits for women, especially for women suffering from symptoms of menopause. First, hormone replacement therapy.

The 8 Pros of Hormone Replacement Therapy. 1. For women who are premenopausal or postmenopausal, HRT is considered the best treatment for menopausal symptoms especially. Hormone therapy can, in certain circumstances, also increase breast cancer risk. And if you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer or have tested positive for an abnormal breast. Hormone therapy is quite successful for most people with hormone-positive breast cancer.

Long-term survival rates for people who use hormone therapy are higher than. weight gain. sleep issues. loss of interest in sex or pain during sex. In addition to helping with symptoms, hormone replacement therapy may also reduce your risk for diabetes, tooth loss. Cost: Hormone replacement pellet therapy may have a slightly higher costthan other forms of hormone therapy. While the cons outweigh the pros for some, data suggests.

Cons of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy There is no proof that compounded hormones (BHRT) have fewer side effects or are more effective than hormone replacement therapy (HRT. Testosterone, a hormone, helps men maintain muscle, bone health, libido, and the ability to perform in the bedroom. But beginning in their mid-30s, men lose an average of just.

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Chemopreventive strategies with selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors (AIs) have been used to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in high-risk women.

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The only disadvantages of adding hormone therapy in this setting are the expense and associated side effects of the hormone therapy.

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Hormonal therapy (HT) is necessary to prevent shortand long-term systemic and sexual consequences of estrogen and androgen loss [1, 25–27], particularly in young cancer survivors affected by iatrogenic menopause.

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For postmenopausal women who have responded to several lines of hormonal therapy (SERMs, SERD, AIs, progestins, and perhaps androgens), estrogen therapy is a viable therapeutic alternative.

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Premenopausal women may be treated with oophorectomy or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists, whereas postmenopausal women are treated with tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors.

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Hormone replacement therapy helps to bring on the development of secondary sex characteristics; the risks include the development of aggressive behavior, as well as increased risks for cancer in the genital regions and early-onset male pattern baldness.

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Regardless of hormone status, the transgender population as a whole has several risk factors for cardiovascular disease; feminizing or masculinizing hormone therapy further increases cardiovascular risks such as hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia.

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For affirmed females, cross-sex hormone therapy with both estrogen and a second agent, either a GnRH analogue or an antiandrogen such as spironolactone (Guidelines for the primary and gender-affirming care of transgender and gender nonbinary people, 2016), will be used.

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Researchers and health care practitioners agree that estrogen is an effective intervention for alleviating hot flashes, vaginal atrophy, and other manifestations of menopause that interfere with comfort, sexual function, and quality of life.

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More dangerously, conventional hormone replacement therapy puts a woman at greater risk for blood clots, breast cancer, gallbladder disease, and high blood pressure.

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