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Oestrogen Protects Spine and Skin

Posted Sep 01 2013 2:10pm

In the latest article, T he Effective Treatment of Osteoporosis with Oestrogen , Women's Health expert Professor John Studd says, "There seems no reason to deny women particularly under the age of 50 years relief of symptoms and protection of osteoporosis by denying them the transdermal oestrogen treatment." Voicing his concern that it will take time for healthcare professionals to catch up with the HRTAbbreviation for hormone replacement therapy, the administration of female hormones in cases where they are not sufficiently produced by the body. good news story he also says, "It seems that this is an important lesson that many physicians have yet to learn."

Transdermal oestrogen treatment has major benefits for women including:

  • Protection of the intervertebral discs and spine from fractures
  • Building collagen to improve the quality of skin thickness and elasticity
  • Improved skeletal bone density
  • Treating the other sysmptoms of menopauseThe time of a woman’s life when her ovaries stop releasing an egg (ovum) on a monthly cycle.

Latest HRT Treatments Safe

The osteoporosis article also explains how the latest oestrogen treatments via the transdermal route are safer as this method does not stimulate coagulation and does not encourage deep vein thrombosisObstruction of one of the deep veins, often in the calf, by a blood clot. Often abbreviated to DVT. (DVTAn abbreviation for deep vein thrombosis: the obstruction of one of the deep veins, often in the calf, by a blood clot.), strokeAny sudden neurological problem caused by a bleed or a clot in a blood vessel. or pulmonary emboli. Any woman who has had a hysterectomyThe surgical removal of the uterus (womb). can have oestrogens probably with the addition of testosteroneThe main male sex hormone. without progestogen and data now from two large studies confirm that this is associated with less breast cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. and fewer heart attacks and cardiacRelating to the heart deaths.

Prof Studd stresses that women (and doctors!) need to be aware that the effective treatment of osteoporosis associated with the menopauseThe time when a woman's periods permanently cease. should fall under the remit of specialist gynaecologists.

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