Plenary Lecture 9 - Hormonal Aging in Women
Time:2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:Room 20 - San Diego Convention Center
Sandra A. Carson, M.D., Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Endowed by a 1992 grant from Wyeth
Hormonal Aging in Women
Needs Assessment and Description
Aging is accompanied by bodily changes that seemingly result from gradually declining levels of numerous hormones, including sex steroids, growth hormone, adrenal steroids, and insulin-like growth factor. Alterations in the metabolic milieu accompany the changing hormonal profile of aging. Sex steroids play a pivotal role in maintaining female physiology, sex organs, and bones, and they are also relevant to brain physiology. This live session for clinicians and allied healthcare professionals will address the effects of hormonal aging and examine the evidence for symptom management in peri- and postmenopausal women.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the physiologic effects of hormonal aging in women approaching menopause.
- Identify the appropriate use of hormone therapy (HT) in symptomatic peri- and postmenopausal women.
- Develop treatment regimens for asymptomatic women who wish to use HT.
The presentation on hormonal aging in women provided me with new and useful information that will improve my professional practice.
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