Hormone Therapy

No link between testosterone therapy, heart attack

No link between testosterone therapy, heart attack

High-risk patients treated with testosterone had a lower rate of heart attacks compared with patients who did not receive treatment.

Thyroid hormone and bone density

Thyroid hormone and bone density

Can thyroid hormone replacement therapy affect bone density?

Hormone therapy undergoes 10-year review

Hormone therapy undergoes 10-year review

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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.

AACR: Study links long-term hormone therapy to breast cancer

AACR: Study links long-term hormone therapy to breast cancer

Ongoing use of combined hormone therapy for 10 years or longer doubled the risk for breast cancer.

Postmenopausal HRT improves sexual function

Postmenopausal HRT improves sexual function

HRT, dehydroepiandrosterone and tibolone all improve quality of sexual function and frequency.

Making the right choice in hormone therapy

Making the right choice in hormone therapy

A young cancer survivor prompts consideration of best practice in prescribing estrogen replacement therapy for herself and for others.

Next step for endometrial hyperplasia

How would you proceed with a 64-year-old woman who has complex endometrial hyperplasia and secretory changes?

Androgen-deprivation plus radiation may improve prostate cancer survival

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.

Sleep loss affects testosterone

Sleep loss affects testosterone

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.

Once-a-day gel for low testosterone

Once-a-day gel for low testosterone

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.

Treating transgender patients

What kind of screening is done when a patient wants to change sex? Are there any useful interventions to help with this transition?

Hashimoto's takes a toll unrelated to hypothyroidism

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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.

Mild fatigue follows progressively heavy monthly periods

Mild fatigue follows progressively heavy monthly periods

The patient's family practitioner advised a multivitamin with iron, but she did not comply.

Escitalopram reduces hot-flush symptoms of menopause

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.

Start HRT later to lower breast cancer risk

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Delaying the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for at least five years after menopause appears to protect women from breast cancer.

Hormone therapy guidelines updated

Hormone therapy guidelines updated

Data support starting hormone therapy to treat menopause-related symptoms and/or reduce the risk of osteoporosis or fractures.

Testosterone therapy for androgen deficiency

Testosterone therapy for androgen deficiency

Consistent symptoms and signs of androgen deficiency and unequivocally low serum testosterone levels must be present before a diagnosis is made.

Prescribe your patients a healthy dose of common sense

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Restate key treatment aspects, no matter how mundane it seems.

Decreased libido following hormone therapy

If a patient has reduced libido on oral estrogen, a transdermal product should help.

Decreased libido following hormone therapy

Is there an OTC product or herbal remedy that has proven effective?

Post-hormone therapy breast cancer risk

How long does the risk of breast cancer remain elevated after a woman stops hormone therapy?

HRT after bilateral mastectomy

Is it low testosterone or something else?

Men with inadequate testosterone and clinical symptoms of deficiency may have hypogonadism. Here are the signs that should prompt lab study.

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