Medical Science Symposia Series

Women’s Health and Menopause

Risk Reduction Strategies

Editors: PAOLETTI, R., Crosignani, P.G., Kenemans, P., Samsioe, G., Soma, M., Jackson, A.S. (Eds.)

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Despite its universality in human female aging, the menopause and its biology are not completely understood. New biologic mechanisms by which sex hormones may be detrimental or confer protection are continually being discovered.
We are now starting to understand that the role of the estrogen receptor is not identical in all tissues. Important nongenomic effects for sex hormones have also been described. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has produced effects on health risks: some are reduced, some are increased, and the rest remain uncertain. HRT is being used by an increasing number of women to alleviate climacteric symptoms in the perimenopausal period and to prevent osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease later. Positive effects on Alzheimer's disease and dementia on the one hand, and an increase in venous thrombosis on the other, are currently being reported by several groups. Both the preventive benefits and the risk of breast cancer seem to be linked to long-term and current use. HRT requires further testing through specific clinical trials, currently underway in the United States, before confident recommendations may be made about the full range of benefits and risks.

Table of contents (47 chapters)

Table of contents (47 chapters)

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women’s Health and Menopause
Book Subtitle
Risk Reduction Strategies
Editors
  • RODOLFO PAOLETTI
  • P.G. Crosignani
  • P. Kenemans
  • G. Samsioe
  • Maurizio Soma
  • Ann S. Jackson
Series Title
Medical Science Symposia Series
Series Volume
11
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5560-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5560-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6343-2
Series ISSN
0928-9550
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 341
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