Hormone Replacement Therapy Use: New Guidelines From the British Menopause Society

The British Menopause Society (BMS) and Women’s Health Concern has issued updated guidelines on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to clarify its use, benefits, and risks. The new recommendations, intended to complement the BMS Observations and Recommendations on menopause, were published online May 24 and in the June print issue of Menopause International.

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Estrogen Appears Protective Against Urinary Tract Infections

Localized estrogen may be protective against recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in postmenopausal women, according to the findings of a recent study by Petra Lüthje, PhD, from the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues, who published their findings in the June 19 issue of in Science Translational Medicine.

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Calcium and Vitamin D Boost HRT Effect on Hip Fracture Risk

According to new data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), postmenopausal women who took hormone replacement therapy (HRT) had a lower risk for hip fracture than women who received placebo, and they had an even lower risk if they also took calcium and vitamin D. Taking these supplements without HRT, however, did not lower the risk for hip fracture.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy in San Antonio

Hormone replacement therapy is constantly evolving – both in its composition and the understood benefits. Recent articles have demonstrated additional benefits to therapy, refined our understanding of indications for treatment, and established the prevalence of symptoms which lead women to seek treatment.

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