Benefits and dangers of hormone replacement therapy in the opinion of a female patient
The aim of this research was to determine to what degree women in the climacterium period know the benefits and dangers resulting from hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The most common benefits, resulting from HRT, are doing away with the fits of heat (34.2%), prevention of osteoporosis (33.3%), emotional stability (29.2%) and prolongation of the lifespan and general fitness (15.5%). Most of the women that used HRT are well-informed about the mechanism of the medicimes efficacy, they are also aware of short-term benefits resulting from the therapy. The most common fear that women using substitution hormonotherapy have is the fear of neoplasmatic disease.