Hormone Therapy

A Clinical Handbook


ISBN: 978-1-4614-6267-5 (Print) 978-1-4614-6268-2 (Online)
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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Managing Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Symptoms with the New Menopausal HT

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-15

      FAQ: Definitions of Menopause and Biological Actions of Sex Steroids

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 17-20

      Principles of Practice

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 21-37

      Medical Association Guidelines, Post-2002/Women’s Health Initiative Findings

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 39-42

      Perimenopausal Symptoms: Hot Flushes and Night Sweats; Sleep Disturbances; Urogenital Discomfort; Sexual Libido Issues; Mood and Cognitive Changes

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 43-50

      FAQ: Bioidentical Hormones: Compounded and Non-compounded

  3. Prescription of HT

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 51-51

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 53-56

      Transdermal Estrogen as Preferred Prescription for Perimenopausal Symptom Relief, and the Role of Progesterone

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 57-61

      The Significance of Hormone Routes of Administration

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 63-72

      Hormone Therapy: Individualizing Treatment Based Upon Perimenopausal Symptoms

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 73-76

      FAQ: HT Prescription

  4. Monitoring, Side Effects, Co-existing Conditions, and Ending Treatment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 79-83

      Hormone Therapy: Monitoring Effects and Side Effects

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 85-87

      FAQ: Evaluation of Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 89-91

      FAQ: Ending HT

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 93-95

      FAQ: HT and Other Conditions: Uterine Fibroids, Autoimmune disease, Hypothyroidism, and History of Breast Cancer

  5. The Medical and Cultural History of HT

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 99-113

      History of HT Use: Controversies and Confusions

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 115-118

      The 2002 Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI): What Did It Prove or Disprove? Future Directions

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 119-127