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- abbreviation hormone replacement therapy
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- initialism medicine
hormone replacement therapy
- initialism linguistics high rising terminal, a type of speech that sounds like questions, used frequently by North American teenage girls.
- initialism law enforcement
hostage rescue team
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- noun hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis
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HRT is touted as the cure for everything from weight gain to depression, and as long as its bioidentical, there are no risks.
I know HRT is still putting additional drugs to my system whether they are "bio-identical" or not.
A quick google search finds position statements on HRT from the group sprinkled throughout the web.
Every one of my patients who takes HRT is informed of the potential risks, and their decision to use it or not is made in light of their own risk factors, symptoms and concerns.
HRT is not a makover that you offer your viewers for free.
Intermittent progestin HRT regimens cause less of an increase in breast density than continuous regimens, and new low dose regimens may not increase breast density at all.
Until recently, the available research suggested that long-term HRT was a boon to women's health.
But for millions of women juggling the pros and cons of long-term HRT, the new findings offer something virtually unprecedented, which is clarity.
If 100,000 people take up long-term HRT, they'll suffer 200 of these needless events each year.
Other risks of taking long-term HRT range from liver and kidney disease to gallstones, to elevated blood pressure, varicose veins and thromboembolic problems.