Women's health

G. L. Lautenbach, M. Petri

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Symptoms reliably attributable to menopause are vasomotor symptoms and vaginal dryness. Other symptoms are not directly related to the menopause. HRT or ERT are effective in providing symptom relief and preventing disease prevalent in postmenopausal women. HRT or ERT is beneficial in women with RA. Little data concerns safety in SLE patients, but there are theoretical advantages to using HRT or ERT in women with SLE and two studies that indicate it is safe. Other forms of treatment are available to women who cannot or will not use HRT or ERT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-565
Number of pages27
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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