Hormone Therapy Not to Prevent Disease

Hormone Therapy Not to Prevent Disease.

The use of hormone therapy to prevent heart disease and osteoporosis in post-menopausal women is not recommended due to losses greater than the profit. The recommendation was issued by a panel of doctors in the United States.

Current guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services  in the journal The Annals of Internal Medicine to strengthen the recommendation in 2005.

Even so, hormone replacement therapy for the purpose of reducing disorder at the time of menopause such as hot flashes (hot flashes), vaginal dryness, still declared safe. Similarly, hormone replacement therapy for women aged less than 50 years who performed a hysterectomy or removal of the uterus.

“Our recommendation is the same as in 2005. Based on the evaluation of the evidence of the benefits and disadvantages of this therapy, we do not recommend hormone replacement therapy for the prevention of disease,” said Dr.Kirstin Bibbin-Domingo, a researcher and member of the task force.

He explained that the guide was issued based on analysis of a number of scientific studies showing that estrogen alone and estrogen plus progestin does reduce the risk of bone fractures but actually increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, urinary incontinence, and gallbladder disease.

Meanwhile, estrogen alone does reduce the risk of breast cancer, but estrogen and progestin increases the risk of dementia and breast cancer.

Guide is also intended to provide insight into one that older women are given hormone replacement therapy will avoid heart disease and dementia.

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