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Am J Med. 1993 Nov 30;95(5A):37S-39S.

Hormone replacement therapy for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

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  • 1Regional Bone Center, Helen Hayes Hospital, West Haverstraw, New York 10993.


Estrogen therapy is clearly effective in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Several estrogens and routes of administration are available. A progestin is required to protect the endometrium if the patient has a uterus. The duration of treatment required is unknown but probably is > or = 10 years for prevention and may be life-long, which is the requirement for patients with established disease. A regimen of patient monitoring can be easily established and must become routine for all patients on long-term treatment.

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