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The patient improved significantly over the next few weeks on the medical floors on antipsychotics, sodium replacement (sodium chloride tabs 1 g three times daily for hyponatremia), and hormonal replacement therapy including hydrocortisone 60 mg IVPB (intravenous) every six hours, levothyroxine 125 mcg daily, testosterone cypionate 200 mg IM (intramuscular) daily as well as a continuation of antipsychotic medication, and risperidone 2 mg PO (oral) twice daily.
Her gynecologist and I conferred if we should give her hormonal replacement therapy (HRT), but considering her hypertension and previous history of breast cysts and one episode of swelling of the leg veins (deep vein phlebitis), we agreed that HRT might do more harm than good.
Effects of hormonal replacement therapy on oxidative stress and total antioxidant capacity in postmenopausal hemodialysis patients.
Breast cancer is influenced by multiple risk factors, which can be classified into four groups: first, family history/ genetic background; second, hazardous effects of hormonal exposures, such as early age of menarche, late menopause, [7] low number of children and nulliparity, getting the first child after the age of 30, little or no breastfeeding, and long-term use of hormonal replacement therapy (HRT); [89] third, is high breast density, which has been shown to be one of the most significant markers of breast cancer risk; [10] and fourth is a history of benign proliferative breast disease.
With hormonal replacement therapy, the pubertal growth spurt is normal, and adult height is within normal limits.