Search for dissertations about: "postmenopausal hormone therapy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 50 swedish dissertations containing the words postmenopausal hormone therapy.

  1. 1. Hormone replacement therapy : benefits and adverse effects

    Author : Inga-Stina Ödmark; Mats Hammar; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; hormone replacement therapy HRT ; bleeding pattern; progestogen; wellbeing; side effects; lipoprotein a ; Obstetrics and gynaecology; Obstetrik och gynekologi; obstetrik och gynekologi; Obstetrics and Gynaecology;

    Abstract : Background: Numerous studies have shown that estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) is an effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms, insomnia and vaginal dryness. Beneficial effects have also been shown on lipid patterns and on the incidence of osteoporotic fractures. READ MORE

  2. 2. Postmenopausal hormone therapy and cardiovascular risk

    Author : Germán D Carrasquilla; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : Introduction and aims: Postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, but its safety has been debated during the past 15 years. Previous observational studies showed benefits from HT, whereas subsequent large randomized clinical trials showed an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other chronic diseases; the pivotal difference between these studies was the average age at HT initiation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Hormone replacement therapy in rheumatoid arthritis

    Author : Helena Forsblad d'Elia; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Rheumatoid arthritis; randomised controlled trials; hormone replacement therapy; estrogen; osteoporosis; bone mineral density; bone remodelling; cartilage remodelling; cytokines; insulin-like growth factor 1;

    Abstract : Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is 2-3 times more frequent in women as compared to men. The peak incidence in women coincides with the years around the menopause and the course of RA is also influenced by events associated with hormonal alterations. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mammographic breast density and postmenopausal hormone therapy

    Author : Eva Lundström; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : Mammographic breast density; mammography; menopause; hormone therapy; tibolone; low dose intrauterine progestogen; Syndecan-1.;

    Abstract : Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy among women in the western world. More than one million women are estimated to be diagnosed with the disease every year. The breast is a target organ for sex steroids and hormonal treatments have been found to increase the risk for breast cancer. READ MORE

  5. 5. Artery Wall Imaging and Effects of Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy

    Author : Kenny A. Rodriguez-Macias Wallberg; Tord Naessén; Lars-Åke Mattsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medicine; artery wall thickness; tunica media; tunica intima; arterial stiffness; carotid; aorta; cardiovascular disease; atherosclerosis; menopause; estrogen; hormone therapy; ultrasound; Medicin; Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine; Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin;

    Abstract : Postmenopausal estrogen therapy, initiated early in the menopause, seems to protect against development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. This thesis concerns studies of artery wall thickness and arterial stiffness estimated by noninvasive ultrasound techniques in long-term estrogen treated postmenopausal women who initiated therapy at the time of the menopause. READ MORE