Women's Health and Menopause: Risk Reduction Strategies by Rodolfo PaolettiWomen's Health and Menopause: Risk Reduction Strategies by Rodolfo Paoletti

Women's Health and Menopause: Risk Reduction Strategies

byRodolfo PaolettiEditorP.G. Crosignani, P. Kenemans

Paperback | October 28, 2012

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Despite its universality in human female aging, the menopause and its biology are not completely understood. New biologic mechanisms by which sex hormones may be detrimental or confer protection are continually being discovered.
We are now starting to understand that the role of the estrogen receptor is not identical in all tissues. Important nongenomic effects for sex hormones have also been described. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has produced effects on health risks: some are reduced, some are increased, and the rest remain uncertain. HRT is being used by an increasing number of women to alleviate climacteric symptoms in the perimenopausal period and to prevent osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease later. Positive effects on Alzheimer's disease and dementia on the one hand, and an increase in venous thrombosis on the other, are currently being reported by several groups. Both the preventive benefits and the risk of breast cancer seem to be linked to long-term and current use. HRT requires further testing through specific clinical trials, currently underway in the United States, before confident recommendations may be made about the full range of benefits and risks.
Title:Women's Health and Menopause: Risk Reduction StrategiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:341 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.01 inPublished:October 28, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9789401063432

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Table of Contents

Preface. I. Menopause as a Medical and Social Issue. II. Ovarian Senescence. III. Connective Tissue and Bone. IV. Osteoporosis. V. Cardiovascular Risk. VI. Vascular Biology. VII. Cognitive Processes and Dementia in Elderly Women. VIII. Central Nervous System. IX. Neoplasia. X. HRT and the Endometrium. XI. HRT: Addressing the Needs of Women and Physicians. XII. The Overall Benefit and Safety Profile of CEE+MPA in a Continuous Sequential or Combined Regimen. XIII. New Drugs and Alternative Treatment.