Study Finds Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Have a Beneficial Impact on Cardiovascular Health in Postmenopausal Women
Hormone pellet therapy may improve heart health in postmenopausal women.
There was a time when it was believed that hormone replacement therapy could increase the risk of a heart attack in women. More recent studies have found just the opposite to be true.
For example, a new study reported by the American Society of Hypertension found that hormone pellet therapy could have a positive impact on cardiovascular health in postmenopausal women.
The study looked at left ventricular hypertrophy or enlargement of the muscle mass in the left ventricle of the heart.
Doctors know that this condition can cause serious cardiovascular risks such as heart failure and even death in extreme cases over an extended period of time. It is largely associated with people with high blood pressure.
The study looked at 20 postmenopausal women who were on blood pressure medication. All were kept on their medications, and half were given hormone replacement therapy.
Karin Manhem, M.D, from the Cardiovascular Institute in Goteborg, Sweden, lead researcher on the study, said,
“HRT demonstrated greater reduction in the heart muscle mass than the placebo, especially in patients who received HRT in the final six months of the study.”
However, Dr. Manhem warns caution in interpreting the study results due to its small size.
“In the twenty women we studied, HRT seems to have a positive effect in reducing left ventricle muscle mass through a mechanism that we believe is related to the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Further and larger studies are needed for more conclusive evidence, and we can determine if, when, and how women should be treated in clinical practice.”
What Every Woman Needs to Know Hormone Pellet Therapy
While Dr. Manhem says that more research is needed, this is just one of many recent studies that show the positive impacts of hormone replacement therapies on heart health for women. And the many benefits of hormone pellet therapy for women just before, during, and after menopause do not stop there.
Prescription hormone replacement therapy for women is available via injection, topical creams or gels, skin patches, subdermal pellets, or oral medication. We specialize in bioidentical pellet therapies.
Dallas Anti-Aging & Wellness is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Our commitment is to help our patients feel young, youthful, and energized.
We offer bioidentical hormone therapy treatments as well as highly specialized procedures designed to meet the personal needs of our patients and to reverse the effects of aging and energy loss caused by menopause or andropause. Working with our highly trained and professional staff, you’ll be able to achieve a renewed outlook and regain the vitality of your youth.
Our medical director is G. Pat Sharratt, D.O. Dr. Sharratt received his degree in Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX.
At Dallas Anti-Aging & Wellness, Dr. Sharratt draws on more than 30 years of Osteopathic Medicine experience in combination with his ongoing studies with the American Academy of Anti-Aging, including bioidentical hormone therapy. Dr. Sharratt was trained and certified to perform Vampire Breast Lift, O-Shot®, and Priapus Shot® by the inventor of the procedures, Dr. Charles Runels.
“I was unsure about the risks of hormone replacement, but Dr. Sharratt and the staff at Dallas Anti-Aging and Wellness put me right at ease. Everybody here performs their jobs with professionalism and efficiency. I actually look forward to coming here. How many women do you know that say that about their doctors! Bobbi P, Ft. Worth, TX
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