Hormone Replacement Therapy: Risks and Benefits


Hormone Replacement Therapy
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Gomes Lima L, Munir Tayfour N, Oliveira Lemos PC, Freitas Alves M, Mota Ferreira I, Vieira Gomes E. Hormone Replacement Therapy: Risks and Benefits. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020Nov.3 [cited 2021Mar.6];7. Available from: https://mbmj.org/index.php/ijms/article/view/242


The climacteric is a physiological period of the female reproductive cycle characterized by a decrease in the levels of sex hormones, mainly estrogen. It consists of several phases, with amenorrhea as the initial clinical manifestation followed by long-term changes, such as vaginal atrophy. In this context, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) aims to improve the symptoms of female reproductive senescence, seeking to provide a comfortable physical and psychological condition during this period. However, as with any drug treatment, HRT has its risks and benefits, and it is up to the medical practitioner, in agreement with the patient, looking for the best therapeutic option, minimizing the risks and consequences resulting from this clinical approach.



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