Hormone Therapy

Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care

Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care

High-quality health care needs to be provided to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients, and improved training is necessary to deliver that care.

Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients

Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients

Issues to consider include how to address patients, obtaining inclusive history, and unique clinical challenges.

Cross-sex hormone therapy raises risk for vascular events in transgender women

Transgender women had higher rates of venous thrombotic events with cross-sex hormones.

Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy May Raise Vascular Event Risk in Transgender Persons

Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy May Raise Vascular Event Risk in Transgender Persons

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The current study sought to compare the incidence of acute cardiovascular events among transgender persons.

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

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Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.

Transgender Youth Not Willing to Delay Hormone Therapy for Fertility Preservation

Transgender Youth Not Willing to Delay Hormone Therapy for Fertility Preservation

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Transgender and gender nonconforming youth should be counseled regarding fertility preservation before undergoing hormone therapy.

Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Affect Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty in Women

Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Affect Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty in Women

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Researchers sought to identify associations of female reproductive factors with incidence of total knee arthroplasty in osteoarthritis.

Effect of Menopausal Hormone Therapy on Cardiac Structure, Function

Effect of Menopausal Hormone Therapy on Cardiac Structure, Function

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Researchers examined the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on left ventricular and left atrial chamber structure and function changes, which are markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Abdominal Fat

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Abdominal Fat

Physicians should be aware that the benefit of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) on body composition might rapidly disappear after its withdrawal and strongly encourage women to optimize nutrition and increase physical activity when stopping MHT.

Hormone Therapy May Impact Brain Structure, Cognition

Hormone Therapy May Impact Brain Structure, Cognition

Researchers assessed the effects of 2 frequently used formulations of menopausal hormone therapy on brain structure and cognition 3 years after the completion of a randomized clinical trial.

Estrogen Improves Eating Behavior, Psychopathology in Oligo-Amenorrheic Athletes

Estrogen Improves Eating Behavior, Psychopathology in Oligo-Amenorrheic Athletes

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A new study presented at ENDO 2018 finds that giving 1 year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction, and uncontrolled eating.

Physical, physiological benefits of hormonal treatment in gender dysphoria

In a limited systematic review, hormonal therapy with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs produced some suppression of secondary sexual function, with more success in promoting anticipated masculinization or feminization with the use of testosterone or estrogen, respectively.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Kyphosis Severity

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Kyphosis Severity

Researchers examined the correlation between Cobb angle of kyphosis from lateral spine radiographs and pattern of self-reported menopausal hormone therapy use.

Thyroid hormone supplementation may be a promising treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis [PreClinical]

An enzyme involved in thyroid hormone activation was found to be elevated in patients with pulmonary fibrosis.

Hormone Therapy After Menopause Onset Reduces Stroke Risk

Hormone Therapy After Menopause Onset Reduces Stroke Risk

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The use of hormone therapy up to 5 years after onset of menopause is associated with a lower risk for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke compared with late hormone therapy initiation or no hormone therapy use.

Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis May Improve With Growth Hormone Therapy

Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis May Improve With Growth Hormone Therapy

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A recent literature review and meta-analysis indicates that growth hormone therapy may reduce the risk for fracture in patients with osteoporosis.

USPSTF's Final Recommendation on Menopausal HT for Chronic Disease Prevention

USPSTF's Final Recommendation on Menopausal HT for Chronic Disease Prevention

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To update its 2012 recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force reviewed evidence on the benefits and harms of systemic hormone therapy for the prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.

Estradiol Therapy May Benefit Overall Cognition in Postmenopausal Women

Estradiol Therapy May Benefit Overall Cognition in Postmenopausal Women

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There may be other roles of estradiol therapy besides relief from menopause-related symptoms, including limiting effects of stress on working memory.

Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Menopause: Clinician Caution Advised

Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Menopause: Clinician Caution Advised

Rates of cBHT prescriptions are not yet being systemically tracked, and few data exist to demonstrate the safety, efficacy, or utility of the treatment.

Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Lifestyle modification and an individualized treatment approach are effective strategies for managing menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors who are largely advised to avoid hormone replacement therapy.

Endocrine Treatment in Transgender Individuals: Guidelines in Brief

Endocrine Treatment in Transgender Individuals: Guidelines in Brief

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The newly released guidelines include updated language to reflect DSM-V changes, greater flexibility in treatment, and recommendations for CVD, bone health, and prostate cancer screening.

Effects of Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy on BMD of Transgender People

Effects of Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy on BMD of Transgender People

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The effect of 1 year of cross-sex hormone therapy on bone mineral density was examined in transgender men and women.

Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: What Are the Long-Term Risk Factors?

Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: What Are the Long-Term Risk Factors?

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Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease through risk factor modification, including tobacco cessation, maintenance of a body mass index, and management of abnormal lipid levels, diabetes, and hypertension, is of great importance for the health of transgender individuals.

Decreased Mortality, CAC Scores With Hormone Replacement Therapy

Decreased Mortality, CAC Scores With Hormone Replacement Therapy

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HRT in postmenopausal women was linked to lower CAC scores and a lower risk of long-term, all-cause mortality.

Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Risk for Mortality From Vascular Dementia

Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Risk for Mortality From Vascular Dementia

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In postmenopausal women taking hormone therapy, risk for death from vascular dementia appeared to be reduced.

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Higher in Men Starting Testosterone Therapy

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Higher in Men Starting Testosterone Therapy

Starting testosterone treatment is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), peaking within 6 months and declining thereafter.

Implantable Testosterone Pellets Associated With Small Hematocrit Increase

Implantable Testosterone Pellets Associated With Small Hematocrit Increase

Men treated with implantable testosterone pellets have a statistically significant increase in mean hematocrit, but it is unlikely to be clinically relevant.

Bone Health Improved With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Bone Health Improved With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

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The use of menopausal hormone therapy was associated with improved bone mineral density and better bone microarchitecture.

Does Birth Control Boost Vitamin D Levels in Women?

Does Birth Control Boost Vitamin D Levels in Women?

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Use of estrogen-containing contraceptives were linked to significantly higher vitamin D levels.

Hormone Replacement Therapy vs Combination Oral Contraceptive for Bone Health in Premature Ovarian Failure

Hormone Replacement Therapy vs Combination Oral Contraceptive for Bone Health in Premature Ovarian Failure

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In women with premature ovarian failure, hormone replacement therapy was associated with greater increases in bone mineral density.

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