Hormones and Blood pressure control.

This study shows that HRT in menopause has a positive effect on Blood Pressure. Also, transdermal (such as creams, patches and troches) work better, and the more natural forms of progesterone are best.
Int J Womens Health. 2014 Aug 11;6:745-57. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S61685. eCollection 2014.

Modification of blood pressure in postmenopausal women: role of hormone replacement therapy.

Abstract

The rate of hypertension increases after menopause. Whether estrogen and progesterone deficiency associated with menopause play a role in determining a worst blood pressure (BP) control is still controversial. Also, studies dealing with the administration of estrogens or hormone therapy (HT) have reported conflicting evidence. In general it seems that, despite some negative data on subgroups of later postmenopausal women obtained with oral estrogens, in particular conjugated equine estrogens (CEE), most of the data indicate neutral or beneficial effects of estrogen or HT administration on BP control of both normotensive and hypertensive women. Data obtained with ambulatory BP monitoring and with transdermal estrogens are more convincing and concordant in defining positive effect on BP control of both normotensive and hypertensive postmenopausal women. Overall progestin adjunct does not hamper the effect of estrogens. Among progestins, drospirenone, a spironolactone-derived molecule, appears to be the molecule with the best antihypertensive properties.

About Dr Colin Holloway

Gp interested in natural hormone treatment for men and women of all ages

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