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The controversies regarding the role of estrogens in urogynecology.

Tomasz Rechberger, Pawel Skorupski

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Vol 45, Supp. I (2007)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2008-04-15
Submitted: 2011-12-19

Abstract

Estrogens are crucial for the proper functioning of genitourinary tract. Hypoestrogenism related to menopause could be linked to numerous disturbances of lower urinary tract. However, the results of most well designed clinical studies do not support use of estrogen or hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of genitourinary symptoms. According to evidence base medicine stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder syndrome or pelvic organ prolapse are best treated by the surgery or non-hormonal drug therapy.

Abstract

Estrogens are crucial for the proper functioning of genitourinary tract. Hypoestrogenism related to menopause could be linked to numerous disturbances of lower urinary tract. However, the results of most well designed clinical studies do not support use of estrogen or hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of genitourinary symptoms. According to evidence base medicine stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder syndrome or pelvic organ prolapse are best treated by the surgery or non-hormonal drug therapy.
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Title

The controversies regarding the role of estrogens in urogynecology.

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 45, Supp. I (2007)

Pages

17-21

Published online

2008-04-15

Authors

Tomasz Rechberger
Pawel Skorupski

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