Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy : A Guide for Primary Care

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This small, focused book gives an evidence-based approach to the current data on the often bewildering profusion of hormone replacement therapy preparations, and the emerging research trials on the risks and benefits of HRT. It is written by a general practitioner, an expert nurse practitioner, and a gynaecologist - with contributions from other specialists; and is intended as a guide for all those involved in primary care, training grade gynaecologists, and concerned women. The contents include: a brief discussion of the historical and cultural aspects of the menopause; an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of HRT; a summary of currently available preparations, as well as specific and relative contraindications; specific chapters on HRT and breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and dementia; and alternatives to HRT; the GP consultation; and remuneration.
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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 138.7 x 213.9 x 9.7mm | 213.19g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 halftones, 4 line figures
  • 0192629565
  • 9780192629562
  • 2,267,343

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This concise and readable book is an excellent guide to primary care management of HRT...Its easy format makes it an excellent reference book. Family Practice
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Table of contents

Introduction: the menopause is a milestone ; Physiology of the normal menopause and end-points of treatment ; The benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy ; Treatment: options in general practice ; Irregular bleeding with hormone replacement therapy ; Hormone replacement therapy and the breast ; Hormone replacement therapy and non-breast cancer ; Hormone replacement therapy and thrombosis ; Hormone replacement therapy and ischaemic heart disease in post-menopausal women ; Hormone replacement therapy and dementia ; Treatment of osteoporosis ; The consultation in general practice ; Alternative treatments for the menopause ; Future hormone replacement therapy ; Index
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