Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Clinical Handbook / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
This concise, easy to read title includes a range of key features that differentiate it from other titles on the topic, including: The co-authors are an internist and renowned gynecologist who are leaders in their fields.An interdisciplinary approach is used, acknowledging that sex hormones affect more than reproductive organs and hot flushes for a deeper understanding of how hormones function. The authors provide a breadth and depth of practical prescribing experience, combined with an understanding of the basic science and clinical studies that enriches the text. Demystification of controversial studies in the larger context will make practitioners more comfortable prescribing hormones. Many tables, call-out boxes, and algorithms are provided.
|Publisher:||Springer-Verlag New York, LLC|
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Table of Contents
Controversies in HRT Use Chapter I will contain a concise discussion of the controversies in hormone replacement stemming from the overuse and promotion in the 1960’s to the avoidance after 2003 studies were released. The controversial negative studies released after 2002 will be re-examined.
Physiology of Sex HormonesSex hormone effects are not limited to hot flushes but affect every organ system in the body. An understanding of the physiology of sex hormones will help practitioners make more informed choices about hormones in individual women.
Age and Hormones (Matching age with appropriate therapy)EstrogensTypes, routes of administration, dosing and safety Progestins Types, routes of administration, dosing and safety TestosteroneTypes, routes of administration, dosing and safety Herbal preparationsRegimensTypes of regimens include single hormone or combined hormones and cyclic vs. continuous use.
Individualizing TherapyMonitoring response to treatment by observing clinical symptoms and interpreting blood tests.