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Evidence from a growing number of studies suggests an advantage of the transdermal estradiol patch over oral estrogen replacement therapy in the prevention of migraine.
While we might like to think that reliable studies have shown that estrogen is effective in reducing the risk of heart disease, current assumptions that estrogen replacement therapy reduces the risk of heart disease are based largely on a questionnaire of nurses, the results of which were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Estrogen replacement therapy also has other significant benefits.
Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) continues to be controversial even though research supports its benefits.
But that may change for women who take estrogen replacement therapy after menopause.
To protect you from these problems, many doctors now recommend that dancers who are amenorrheic should undergo low-dose estrogen replacement therapy.
Estrogen replacement therapy in post-menopausal women may decrease the risk of osteoarthritis by 30%.
Major approaches to estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as well as alternative therapies are described in the context of their benefits and drawbacks.
ERT for Established Osteoporosis: It has long been known that estrogen replacement therapy -- when it is begun at menopause or soon after -- can slow the rate of postmenopausal bone loss and decrease the occurrence of fractures due to osteoporosis.
Post-menopausal women who were taking estrogen replacement therapy and had severe heart disease were much more likely to be alive after the 10-year period than non-estrogen users in the same cardiac condition.
Major therapeutic classes currently available include bisphosphonates, Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT) drugs, calcitonins and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs).

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