hormone replacement therapy


Definition of hormone replacement therapy 

: the administration of estrogen often along with a synthetic progestin especially to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis abbreviation HRT

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In the majority of cases, women who undergo mastectomy also opt for implant reconstruction, and women who undergo salpingo-oophorectomy begin taking synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Katherine Drabiak, Washington Post, "As more women turn to genetic testing for breast cancer, understanding risk is key," 25 June 2018 Amid this wry look at the sandwich generation, Pearson adds a dose of medical advice about hormone replacement therapy. Patty Rhule, USA TODAY, "'How Hard Can It Be?' Just ask Kate, who's turning 50 in hilarious, timely new novel," 4 June 2018 Many turn to laser hair removal, breast augmentation, facial feminization procedures, tracheal shave surgery, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). refinery29.com, "For Trans Women, "Passing" Isn't Just Cosmetic — It's Survival," 25 May 2018 Over the course of the study, and after excluding women who were pregnant, used hormone replacement therapy or had surgically induced menopause, there were 914 women who went through menopause naturally. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Eating Fish and Legumes Tied to a Later Menopause," 3 May 2018 Technically a testicle transplant is possible, Cooney says, and would allow recipients to forego hormone replacement therapy. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Transplanted testicles will always make the donor’s sperm," 26 Apr. 2018 Testosterone is used for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Should Alaska’s naturopaths be allowed to prescribe medicine?," 21 Apr. 2018 Doctors may offer artificial replacements of estrogen, progesterone or a combination, which is called menopausal hormone therapy (formerly hormone replacement therapy, or HRT). Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Hormone replacement may fight belly fat, study says," 27 Mar. 2018 B vitamins and hormone replacement therapy: Taken to relieve the symptoms of menopause, estrogen can lower blood levels of most B vitamins, including B6, B12, folate as well as the mineral magnesium. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "6 foods to avoid if you’re taking these prescription drugs," 6 Mar. 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hormone replacement therapy

medical : the use of the hormone estrogen to treat symptoms of menopause

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Medical Definition of hormone replacement therapy 

: the administration of estrogen often along with a synthetic progestin especially to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis abbreviation HRT

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