Hormone Replacement Therapy has many benefits. It reduces the symptoms associated with menopause. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases in women. Know about other benefits of HRT.
HRT is known to reduce anxiety, irritability, depression, lethargy, flushes and night sweats, headaches, forgetfulness,
crying spells associated with the climacteric (menopause).
Lowers risk of cardiovascular
HRT is known to reduce (LDL) Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol levels apparently by increasing LDL catabolism
that in turn results from an increase in LDL receptor activity. With HRT,
(HDL) levels rise particularly the HDL2 subfraction, thus, HRT has a vasoactive
effect for cardioprotective action.
Low dose HRT (estrogens) may also
have beneficial effects on the coagulation system. In addition to its cardiovascular
protective effect, HRT (Estradiol) also improves existing cardiovascular
disease reducing the frequency of angina and migraine. One study suggests
improved long-term survival in myocardial infarction.
Estrogens affect glucose and insulin
metabolism by improving insulin sensitivity and elimination. In women
with diabetes estradiol - 17b (beta) has been shown to potentiate the vasodialation.
Hyper-insulinaemia or higher insulin levels may directly increase the risk
of CHD by promoting atherogenesis and indirectly by influencing lipid metabolism.
Elevated insulin concentrations are associated with increased triglycerides,
increased HDL and HDL2 and increased LDL.
Estrogen Replacement Therapy has
positive effects on Bone Mass Density (BMD). Two years of estrogen replacement
therapy increases spine BMD by 5-10%. Estrogen Replacement Therapy has
positive effects on the genital tract atrophy.
Sorry. Due to our site's regulations and policies, your message has not been posted. Our moderating team has been notified about your message. If the message is found to be genuine and still did not get posted, you may not post the message again as it will automatically get posted for you within 24hrs time (excluding weekends).
- The Indiaparenting Team