Effect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and low-dose combined oral pill on skin thickness, lipid profile and blood chemistry of menopausal women

Ali Baziad

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Abstract

This study to evaluate the effect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and low-dose combinated oral pill on skin thickness, lipid profile and blood chemistry on menopausal woman.This study was carried out in one year randomized prospective study. 36 women were divided into 18 women receiving HRT and the other 18 receiving low-dose oral pill. The result of this study showed an increase in skin thickness (collagen) in both groups. But Those received low dose oral pill showed more. The increase of the skin thickness can prevent osteoporosis. The administration of HRT or low-dose oral pill could cause allteration in blood lipip profile and blood chemistry. But The changes were still within in normal limit. The administration of low-dose oral pill can be considered in postmenopausal women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Indonesia
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2003

Keywords

  • Blood chemistry
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Lipid profile
  • Low-dose oral pill
  • Menopausal women
  • Skin thickness

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