The USPSTF has updated its recommendations on the use of menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions.
High-risk patients treated with testosterone had a lower rate of heart attacks compared with patients who did not receive treatment.
Can thyroid hormone replacement therapy affect bone density?
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force performed a review of nine clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of menopausal hormone therapy in preventing chronic conditions.
Ongoing use of combined hormone therapy for 10 years or longer doubled the risk for breast cancer.
HRT, dehydroepiandrosterone and tibolone all improve quality of sexual function and frequency.
A young cancer survivor prompts consideration of best practice in prescribing estrogen replacement therapy for herself and for others.
How would you proceed with a 64-year-old woman who has complex endometrial hyperplasia and secretory changes?
Research suggests that androgen-deprivation therapy improves survival when added to radiotherapy in men with locally advanced, stage T3 or T4 prostate cancer or with prostate cancer with high metastatic risk.
Testosterone levels were lower after sleep loss than after more appropriate rest intervals, with the effect of restricted sleep especially apparent between 2 pm and 10 pm.
Fortesta is a topical gel formulation of the androgen testosterone, indicated as replacement therapy in men for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of the endogenous hormone.
What kind of screening is done when a patient wants to change sex? Are there any useful interventions to help with this transition?
Women with Hashimoto's thyroiditis suffer from a high symptom load that negatively affects their quality of life, even when thyroid function is normal, a new study suggests.
The patient's family practitioner advised a multivitamin with iron, but she did not comply.
Hot flushes are one of the more bothersome symptoms of menopause. Traditionally treated with estrogens, alternative medications have been sought to avoid the risks of hormone replacement therapy.
Delaying the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for at least five years after menopause appears to protect women from breast cancer.
Data support starting hormone therapy to treat menopause-related symptoms and/or reduce the risk of osteoporosis or fractures.
Consistent symptoms and signs of androgen deficiency and unequivocally low serum testosterone levels must be present before a diagnosis is made.
Restate key treatment aspects, no matter how mundane it seems.
If a patient has reduced libido on oral estrogen, a transdermal product should help.
Is there an OTC product or herbal remedy that has proven effective?
How long does the risk of breast cancer remain elevated after a woman stops hormone therapy?
Men with inadequate testosterone and clinical symptoms of deficiency may have hypogonadism. Here are the signs that should prompt lab study.