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Hormone replacement therapy
Principles of hormone replacement therapy
Indications and contraindications for HRT
relief of menopausal symptoms (short-term)
prevention/treatment of osteoporosis (long-term)
premature ovarian failure
undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding
active thromboembolic disorder or acute-phase myocardial infarction
suspected or active breast or endometrial cancer
active liver disease with abnormal liver function tests
porphyria cutanea tarda
Other possible benefits include the reduction in risk of colonic cancer, macular degeneration and cataract formation, with improved dentition and skin healing – these are still controversial and not seen as indications
Management of asthma in adults over 65 years of age
Development group: Gruffydd-Jones, McArthur, Murphy, Russell & Wise. This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Gruffydd-Jones K et al with the support of a grant from Teva UK Limited.