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Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce ..the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing ..coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT ..Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 ..postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary ..artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol ..with or without cy...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce ..the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing ..coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT ..Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 ..postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary ..artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol ..with or without cy...

HRT an accretion of cancer

Researchers from Sweden warn women undergoing hormone replacement therapy against the risk of uterus cancer.// ....Hormone Replacement Therapy is advised for women to reduce menopausal side effects like hot flushes and night sweats, and to protect them from osteoporosis and heart disease. ..Research has shown the drugs, which replace natural hormones that decrease with menopause, cause a sligh...

Women with diabetes could benefit from HRT

A recent study called 'HERS' conducted by researchers of the University of California, which looked at more than 2700 menopausal women, has found that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may be able to reduce the risk that women with heart disease// go on to develop diabetes as well. ....The study involved some women who already had diabetes and others who did not or had "impaired fasting glucose"...

Women on HRT should avoid alcohol

Many studies published in the recent past have argued about the implications of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) on women who use them to manage menopausal symptoms. A new study, however, has gone further to show that women who are on HRT add to the risk of developing breast cancer// if they consumed alcoholic beverages. ....The study polled more than 44,000 women on their alcohol consumption pa...

Risk factor high for women who took HRT

A study suggests that women with diabetes should not take hormone replacement therapy. Researchers in Denmark have found that women with the condition who take HRT increase their chances of dying early. Researchers also said that the pills can increase the risks of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. They studied 13,084 women over the age of 45, less than half of whom had taken HRT...

HRT: A Difficult Decision

Women taking hormone replacement therapy may want to talk to their doctors about whether to stay on the drugs. A new study involving over a million women// provides strong evidence that the use of HRT is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer. The study found combination HRT puts women at a great risk. The study also reports an increase risk of death from breast cancer in women who used...

HRT Found To Increase Recurrence of Breast Cancer

A new study assessing the use of hormone replacement therapy among breast cancer survivors has been // stopped early because results indicate an unacceptably high rate of recurring or new cancers. ..Swedish researchers embarked on the study in part because more women are surviving the disease and therefore subject to the same menopausal symptoms as other women. The study was expected to involve a...

The Link Between HRT And Recurrence of Breast Cancer

A new study assessing the use of hormone replacement therapy among breast cancer survivors has been // stopped early because results indicate an unacceptably high rate of recurring or new cancers. ..Swedish researchers embarked on the study in part because more women are surviving the disease and therefore subject to the same menopausal symptoms as other women. The study was expected to involve a...

HRT Found To Increase Stroke Risk

According to a recent study researchers say women may want to look for an alternative to HRT to help cope with their menopausal symptoms //as they may be at risk of experiencing a stroke .They may be especially prone to having an ischemic stroke, which is the most common type of stroke caused by blockage of blood to the brain. ..Researchers studied the health data of 39,769 HRT patients and asses...

Women who had stopped HRT get back their symptoms

Research suggests that the symptoms of menopause that gets eliminated during the hormone replacement therapy// (HRT) may come back as soon the treatment is discontinued. ....Hormone replacement therapy is the treatment procedure that uses medication containing hormones like estrogen plus progestin, also known as synthetic progesterone. At times the treatment may involve estrogen-only therapy, esp...

Risk of Breast Cancer Overestimated with Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) Treatment

5th August, 2005. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is commonly advocated in menopausal woman. However taking this hormone treatment could be associated with increased chances of breast cancer and recently anxiety has been expressed. ....In a study published in British Medical Journal// the cumulative risk of such a cancer developing in woman on HRT is low and not as high as was previously repo...

HRT Not That Risky For Breast Cancer

As popular thought that after HRT a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer increase manifold has been challenged. The team, based at the New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute, used the latest data to estimate a woman’s individual risk of breast cancer// up to age 79 years in relation to hormone replacement therapy. This is known as the cumulative absolute risk. ..The inference obtained said...

Red Clover- A Future Remedy For Menopause And An Alternative To HRT

Red clover is being investigated to find out how effectively it can be used to treat the hot flushes experienced during menopause. If successful, it might turn out to be an ideal alternative to the current hormone // replacement therapy instituted. ....It has been a problem of concern as regarding what to recommend for patients who are not willing for hormone therapy. This study has been initiat...

HRT And Alcohol Combine Increases Risk Of Breast Cancer

In what is a huge indictment of the hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Swedish scientists at the Karolinska Institutet say that alcohol is contraindicated in women on HRT since it increases the risk of developing the most // common form of breast cancer in these women. ..Hormone Replacement Therapy is the option that most women take to after reaching menopause. This method of replacing the hormo...

Early HRT Can Protect Women Against Heart Diseases

Even as a controversy rages over safety with regard to the hormone replacement therapy (HRT), another research has put forward the theory that it may protect women from diseases related to the heart. //The risk of a coronary heart disease is lowered by 30% in the case of women who start with the HRT at an younger age, when in comparison to women who do not use hormones. ....There are no cardiov...

Scientists Unravel Link Between HRT And Breast Cancer Gene, BRCA1

It is a well established fact that any genetic alterations in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene can predispose to breast cancer. The BRCA1 gene, has been known to play a significant role// in the utilization of estrogen in cells present in the breast. Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center have now found that the BRCA1 gene also controls the activity of another important sex hormone,...

The Decks Cleared For HRT - Safe for Menopause Symptoms

There is Light at the end of the tunnel for HRT therapy. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada have allowed HRT for treatment of symptoms of menopause, vouching its safety.// ..Dr. Jennifer Blake, who chaired this debate, has said that, this would be a reprieve for women who have been utterly confused about the side-effects of HRT, reported in 2002, which suggested that HRT co...

To cope better with HRT, a good option is Hysterectomies

According to the latest analysis of data from a big, disconcerting U.S. study, Hysterectomies is beneficial in PMS.// ..As per the analysis postmenopausal women who've had hysterectomies can safely take estrogen-alone therapy without raising their breast cancer risk. ....The estrogen-alone arm of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) showcased the finding but they are contradictory to the previo...

HRT elevates breast cancer risk in Black women.

According to a large study by Boston University, Black women who received long term hormone replacement therapy are facing a greater risk of breast cancer.// ..The study was published in the April 10, 2006 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine... ..This study is unique because there are previous studies on white women but very few on black women and so it would benefit. ....Lead researcher Dr. L...

HRT: Boon or Bane?

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was once “the” treatment for all ailments of menopause. But with increasing reports on the negative effects of HRT, should it be taken? // ..HRT can help women at menopausal stage to cope with various problems like hot flashes etc. But there are several side effects to think about. According to recent reports, HRT is connected with a 110 % increase in breast canc...

Alternative therapy – an alternative to HRT

Doctors say that women going in for alternative therapies to treat menopausal symptoms instead of the regular hormone replacement therapy are at the risk of harming themselves.// ..The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists also cautioned that the therapies may not be very effective. Though, there is some proof that alternative therapies reduce hot flushes, there is also a risk of stom...

Breast Discomfort During HRT May Indicate Cancer Risk

It is known that postmenopausal women taking estrogen plus progestin in hormone replacement therapy experience both increased breast density and breast discomfort//. The researchers sought to determine whether the discomfort was a signal for increased density. Using data from women enrolled in the Postmenopausal Estrogen/Progestin Interventions Mammographic Density study, they found that women wi...

Is HRT the Culprit? Fall in Breast Cancer Cases After Women Cease HRT

There has been an evident reduction in the breast cancer cases in 2003.// Researchers have been mulling over the reasons for this, and one conceivable reason has particularly caught their attention. Nearly millions of women had abandoned hormone replacement therapy in 2002. Whether mere reduction in HRT has brought out such a huge difference, is being debated over. ....There has been an almost 7...

HRT Increases Incidence and Deaths from Ovarian Cancer

Women who take hormone replacement therapy are more likely to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and to die of the disease, according //to a study published in the Lancet* today. ....Results from the Million Women Study, which is the biggest study of its kind in the world, show that over five years there is one extra case of ovarian cancer in every 2,500 women who take HRT. And for every 3,300 wome...

Jury Still Out on Cardiovascular Risk of Using HRT

Despite recent studies on the cardiovascular effects of HRT, the level of risk of women in early menopause suffering coronary heart disease (CHD) remains controversial, according to BMJ Clinical Evidence from the BMJ Group. ......In an editorial published today, BMJ Clinical Evidence reports that whilst observational studies have consistently found that postmenopausal HRT reduces the risks of C...

Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women

New evidence confirms that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should not be prescribed to older women who are many years past menopause to help prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease . ......But the authors support the view that HRT is a safe short term treatment for younger women in early menopause to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. ......In 2002, the Womens Health Initia...
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