Search Tag: hormone replacement therapy

Women's Health

Use of HRT and Breast Cancer Risk in Women

2020 12 Nov

There has been speculation for many years that hormone replacement therapy   (HRT) may increase the risk of breast cancer. HRT is used to relieve menopausal symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes. HRT formulations are available as an oestrogen-only pill or a combination of progesterone and oestrogen. There are also HRT creams, gels, and patches.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiovascular Disease in Women - New Perspectives

2015 06 Jul

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both sexes. However, it poses special considerations in women and its risks are often seen in childhood and change at different stages of a woman's life.  In a special symposium feature in the American Journal of Medical Sciences, insights on risk of cardiovascular disease in women and girls throughout... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Hormone Replacement Therapy Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer

2015 20 Feb

According to an extensive meta-analysis from the Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Ovarian Cancer, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was associated with an increased risk for ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women. To date, studies that have examined a link between HRT and ovarian cancer risk have been small and/or retrospective... Read more