Navigation Links
Confusion Prevails Over the Risk and Benefits of Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy mainly consisted of Estrogen-only or estrogen plus progestin. It was mainly prescribed for women treat menopausal symptoms//. It was originally prescribed to quell hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, but there were also indications that the therapy lowered the risks of heart disease, bone loss and possibly other ailments. Hormone replacement therapy came under scrutiny when research called the Women's Health Initiative study was terminated early, in February 2004, because of unexpected findings that women faced heightened risks of ailments including stroke, blood clots and breast cancer. Since then, further analysis of the WHI study data and other studies has generated confusion.

But a recent study said that hormone replacement therapy used to treat symptoms of menopause does not raise the risk of breast cancer for women who have had a hysterectomy. The finding contrasts with the higher risk of breast cancer among menopausal women taking estrogen plus progestin which is a combination designed to protect against uterine cancer. In hysterectomy all or part of the uterus is removed. Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, which sponsored the WHI study said that hormone therapy should only be used to treat menopausal symptoms and should be used at the smallest effective dose for the shortest possible time. After the WHI study was published, sales of Wyeth's leading hormone replacement drugs Premarin and Prempro fell dramatically.

A new study done by Marcia Stefanik of Stanford University was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, covered nearly 11,000 women participating in the WHI study who had a hysterectomy. It was found that there were fewer breast cancers diagnosed for women on the active study pills when compared to those taking harmless sugar pills. But the tumors were significantly larger and had a tendency to spread to more lymph nodes. The women taking estrogen had slightly fewer breast cancers but they had more follow-up mammograms and biopsies performed. The hormone tends to make breast tissue denser and therefore more difficult to detect tumors. Hence there still exists some sort of confusion over the effectiveness and safety of the therapy.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Drug Name Confusion Makes Imports Dangerous: FDA
2. Confusion persists in the case of whole grains
3. To Eat Or Not To Eat: Confusion Over Tandoori Chicken
4. Cancer Confusion over Kylie effect
5. Kerala: God’s Own Country Prevails Against AID
6. Benefits in fertility procedures
7. Benefits of Vitamin Supplements Unclear
8. Benefits of Eating Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables
9. Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants
10. Benefits and Risks of Asthma Treatment Questioned
11. Benefits Of The Worlds Most Widely Used Beverage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... and financial planning agency serving communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh ... a young boy fighting to overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors ... Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in ... retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh ... law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up ... network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together some ... at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was livestreamed ... over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare ... (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- Caris Life Sciences ® , a leading innovator in ... medicine, today announced that St. Jude Medical Center,s Crosson ... as its 17 th member. Through participation with ... Institute will help develop standards of care and best ... cancer treatment more precise and effective. ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced ... and information. The Newsroom is the online ... industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and ... access to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat ... service offerings for health care partners to include IT ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: