Journal article

Estrogen and androgen hormone therapy and well-being in surgically postmenopausal women

Krista Kotz, Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, Lorraine Dennerstein

JOURNAL OF WOMENS HEALTH | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Women undergoing surgical menopause experience an abrupt drop in gonadal hormones and are more likely to have symptoms that negatively impact well-being, including hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, psychological problems, and testosterone deficiency. The purpose of this review was to examine the effects of hormone therapies on well-being among surgically menopausal women. METHODS: Studies were retrieved using both Cochrane and PubMed searches. A systematic literature review was performed to identify double-blind randomized controlled trials of the effects of menopausal hormone therapies on quality of life and well-being among women who have undergone hysterectomy with bilateral oo..

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