Hormone Replacement Therapy – A Review

Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2019     |     PP. 120-136      |     PDF (242 K)    |     Pub. Date: August 5, 2019
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Asha K Rajan, Department of Pharmacy practice, Jaya College of paramedical sciences, Chennai, India
Vedha pal Jeyamani.S, Department of Pharmacy practice, Jaya College of paramedical sciences, Chennai, India
Swarna Priya Basker, Department of Pharmacy practice, Jaya College of paramedical sciences, Chennai, India
Kaviya.U, Department of Pharmacy practice, Jaya College of paramedical sciences, Chennai, India
Merlin Joan Of Arc. M.C, Department of Pharmacy practice, Jaya College of paramedical sciences, Chennai, India
Elizabeth Benita.S, Department of Pharmacy practice, Jaya College of paramedical sciences, Chennai, India

Sexual hormones are of essential importance for reproduction and later in life for metabolism, cardiovascular system and general well being of women. Menopause leads to a multiple loss of functions with decrease in estrogen, progesterone levels particularly in regions of brain, bone, skin, connective tissue, peripheral vessels and cardiovascular system. Alterations in this systems result in an increase in oxidation, weakened lipid metabolism, resulting in high cholesterol levels with increased risk of systemic disorders. Thus it becomes mandatory at times to consider a long term HRT with progestins and estrogens. Diabetic women’s making use of HRT is more befitted on their blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Tibolone and Progestrone plus Estradiol therapy is more befitted for therapy against breast cancer when compared to estrogen therapy alone. Thus the proper use of HRT in short duration would be befitted when compared to long term use leading to many complications of the same.

Breast cancer, Hormone replacement therapy, Estrogen, Progestrone.

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Asha K Rajan, Vedha pal Jeyamani.S, Swarna Priya Basker, Kaviya.U, Merlin Joan Of Arc. M.C, Elizabeth Benita.S, Hormone Replacement Therapy – A Review , SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2019 | PP. 120-136.


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