Physiological effects of ovarian hormones: clinical aspects and compliance.

Bidragets oversatte titel: Physiological effects of ovarian hormones: clinical aspects and compliance.

B Ottesen, A T Pedersen

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Abstract

Menopause is marked by the permanent cessation of menstrual bleeding. Deprivation of ovarian hormones due to decreasing ovarian activity causes widespread physiological effects. Disturbances in menstrual pattern and hot flashes are major reasons for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), but prevention of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease are other considerations. Despite the large number of different hormone treatment regimens available, such problems as continued bleeding and concern about side effects engenders low compliance. To enhance compliance, it is important to ensure that post-menopausal women and their physicians are aware of the probable risks and benefits of hormone therapy before deciding whether or not to use preventive HRT.
Bidragets oversatte titelPhysiological effects of ovarian hormones: clinical aspects and compliance.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Heart Journal
Vol/bind17 Suppl D
Sider (fra-til)20-26
Antal sider7
ISSN0195-668X
StatusUdgivet - 1996

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