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Hormones

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Pituitary hormones initiatives

This page contains information on the relation between human pituitary hormone treatment and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as well as Government's initiatives for the control and prevention of CJD.

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Thyroid gland and thyroid hormones - myDr.com.au

The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones - the main ones being T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine).

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Hormone replacement therapy - myDr.com.au

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not a quick fix to the challenge of menopause, but it can be a useful tool in the overall management of menopause.

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Bioidentical Hormones for Menopausal Symptoms - Australasian Menopause Society

Many women want to deal with menopausal symptoms `naturally` and may turn away from prescribed traditional hormone therapy (`HRT`) in favour of so-called `bioidentical` hormone treatments.

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What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HRT)? - Australasian Menopause Society

Professor Susan Davis discusses the basics of menopausal hormone therapy (HRT).

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Is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HRT) safe? - Australasian Menopause Society

Professor Rod Baber discusses the safety of menopausal hormone therapy (HRT).

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Climara | myVMC

Climara is a form of hormone replacement therapy used in menopause. It delivers a synthetic form of oestrogen, oestradiol, via a skin patch.

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Estrofem | myVMC

Femoston is a combination hormone replacement therapy containing dydrogesterone (progesterone) and oestradiol (oestrogen) used to treat menopausal symptoms.

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Pituitary tumour

Generally, pituitary tumours are benign (not cancerous) and slow growing, and pituitary cancers are rare. Benign tumours don’t spread to other parts of the body, so there is no chance of secondary tumours developing. Treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy and medication.

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Thyroid gland disorders - myDr.com.au

The average person knows little about the detrimental affects of thyroid disorders upon health and this can be very discouraging.

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