HRT useful in all except (AIIMS Nov. 2011)
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Coronary heart disease
Menopause is defined as the permanent cessation of menses for 1 year and is physiologically correlated with the decline in estrogen secretion resulting from the loss of follicular/ovarian function
Based on the results of Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial, the following are now the accepted indications for HRT:
a. 1. Menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, irritability, etc.
b. Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
c. Decreased libido.
HRT is not to be given for primary prevention of heart disease