Navigation Links
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Date:9/8/2008

Menopausal women who take hormones face greater chance of GERD, study finds

MONDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take hormones to relieve symptoms of menopause have a higher risk of developing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Also, women who use selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), used to treat breast cancer and osteoporosis, also have a higher risk of developing reflux, according to a study in the Sept. 8 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

SERMs, such as tamoxifen, are widely prescribed to treat breast cancer. Another SERM, raloxifene, is widely prescribed for the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Almost two-thirds of the population experience GERD during the course of a year, while 20 percent to 30 percent have problems weekly or even more often.

"For a long time, people have thought that female hormones are in some way associated with heartburn," said study author Dr. Brian Jacobson, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. "Women who are pregnant, even in the first trimester before a great big belly pushes on the stomach, already experience heartburn."

In addition, women on oral contraceptives sometimes experience a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, which allows stomach acids to rise up into the esophagus.

No one, however, had looked to see if exogenous hormones, meaning those that come from outside the body, had an effect on GERD, although some studies have indicated that postmenopausal hormones might increase GERD symptoms in women who are overweight or obese.

The authors of this study reviewed information on 51,637 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study. Participants had provided information on both postmenopausal hormone use as well as symptoms of GERD every two years from 1976 through 2002.

Women who had used hormo
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Stater Bros. Charities Kola Cares for Kids Radiothon Raises $161,300 for Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital
2. Sanford-Brown Institute - Iselin Raises $11,000 for Ryan's Quest
3. Obesity raises risks of serious digestive health concerns
4. BioImagene Raises $26 M in Expansion Capital
5. Low Vitamin D Raises Womens Hip Fracture Risk
6. NJHA Raises Questions Regarding Horizons Proposal to Convert to For-Profit Health Insurer
7. Stater Bros. Raises $200,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
8. Summer Games Swap Raises Questions About Image, Oral Health
9. Dunkin Donuts Event Raises $800,000 for Cancer Research in One Day
10. The Ensign Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings of $.32 per Diluted Share and Raises 2008 Guidance
11. GI Bleeding After Stroke Raises Death Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Rio Salado College joined nine ... experience as part of the EDUCAUSE - Next Generation Learning Challenges 2015 Breakthrough Models ... the third Breakthrough Models Incubator hosted by EDUCAUSE and NGLC, which is ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Approximately 2,000 United ... to celebrate children helping children, a thank you to the many creative and ... contributed to the United Methodist initiative to end malaria deaths. , The Columbus ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... With the goal of furthering ... the second year to the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, IL on May 30th, ... money to support music education in the underfunded school districts of Mendon and its ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... As ... from Merz, received FDA clearance for results that last for two years, the ... exciting news for patients who are looking for a long-lasting, effective solution for their ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Loved ones of a person suffering from ... dependency, may be able to find some hope in the latest video uploads ... addiction located in Western Michigan. Focusing on several different aspects of the powerful ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Rio Salado College Joins 9 Educational Leaders to Reinvent Higher Learning 2Health News:Rio Salado College Joins 9 Educational Leaders to Reinvent Higher Learning 3Health News:Rio Salado College Joins 9 Educational Leaders to Reinvent Higher Learning 4Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 3Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Interviews Country-Rock Duo Highway Run at the 2015 "Music With A Mission" Benefit Concert 2Health News:Maryland Dermatologists Discuss Non-Invasive Cellulite Reduction System Cellfina Receiving 2-Year FDA Clearance 2Health News:Maryland Dermatologists Discuss Non-Invasive Cellulite Reduction System Cellfina Receiving 2-Year FDA Clearance 3Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Releases New Video Outlining Patients' Personal Recovery Stories 2Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Releases New Video Outlining Patients' Personal Recovery Stories 3
... its toll on Hong Kong teachers, with one in three ... ,Shouting at students in the class is affecting the ... said dry throats and husky and harsh voices were among ... developed voices like men., ,Researchers claim the problem ...
... relatives of people with autism may display autistic brain differences ... not suffer from the disorder themselves. //, ... at the annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience, in ... Colorado in Denver, USA. , ,Autism, which ...
... poultry products from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and four other ... 17.//,The step has come as a precaution against the ... ,Last month, Pakistan put a similar ban on 13 ... Cambodia, Laos, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Greece and Romania. ...
... nerve damage in mice by using tissues differentiated from ... with an injured nervous system with their own hair ... research suggest hair follicle stem cells can promote nervous ... offering an opportunity for the clinical treatment of peripheral ...
... suggests that people could be putting their health at ... chiropodists, dieticians and other health professionals.// ,The survey ... by the Health Professions Council (HPC), found that about ... a health professional were oblivious to whether they were ...
... food tend to gain more bone mass than those who ... ,The team conducted the study to learn how to ... of puberty in which 60 percent of the adult bone ... ,The study, published in the November issue of the American ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Stem Cells From Hair Follicle To Repair Nerve Damage 2Health News:Credentials Of Specialists Need To Be Checked 2Health News:Calcium From Food Better Than From Supplements 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... Research and Markets ( ... "Investigation Report on China,s Tobramycin Market, 2010-2019" report ... antibiotic whose eye drop and ointment are the most ... or inflammation caused by eye infection. Currently, dozens of ... to produce tobramycin, among which the Top 5 are ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Research ... addition of the "Investigation Report on China,s ... Developed by Pharmacia & Upjohn in ... which effectively reduces intraocular pressure. As the first ... the trade name of Xalatan) entered ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) today ... OTC brands from GSK in an all cash transaction ... demonstration of Perrigo,s unique ability to maximize brand value ... countries.  Perrigo Chairman, President and CEO ... to complete this transaction, which clearly demonstrates our ability ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investigation Report on China's Tobramycin Market, 2015-2019 2China Latanoprost Market Investigation Report 2015-2019 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 3Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 4
... 2012  Particle Sciences, a leading drug delivery CRO, ... DOSE™ program.  The DOSE™ program uses a combination ... efficiently arrive at the optimal drug product for ... Sciences implemented software solutions for calculating and predicting ...
... Jan. 3, 2012  Accera, Inc., a privately-held, commercial-stage, healthcare ... therapeutics to treat central nervous system disorders, announced today ... of Chief Executive Officer and as a member of ... Ph.D., has also been appointed as a member of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Particle Sciences Expands Its DOSE™ Program With Additional Proprietary Modeling Capabilities 2Accera, Inc. Elects Industry Veteran Holger Kunze as CEO and as a Member of the Company's Board of Directors 2Accera, Inc. Elects Industry Veteran Holger Kunze as CEO and as a Member of the Company's Board of Directors 3
... Tecans MiniPrep series of robotic workstations ... The MiniPrep is the ideal automation ... automation of routine laboratory procedures, improving throughput, ... based Gemini for MiniPrep software allows you ...
... QFill2 is the ideal system for fast, accurate ... pressure driven, pinch valve controlled dispensing mechanism, ensures ... all of the components that come into contact ... clean, and autoclave. The unique compact design saves ...
... Automatic dispenser for low volumes. Dispenses ... 1536 -well format. Fast throughput of less ... productivity. The dispenser features an intuitive user ... be used to dispense liquids and suspensions, ...
... low volumes. Dispenses volumes down to 0.5ul ... throughput of less than 30 seconds per ... an intuitive user interface that provides one-button ... liquids and suspensions, beads, or cells, with ...
Medicine Products: