Are there alternatives to HT to prevent osteoporosis?

Selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) are agents that produce oestrogen-like effects on some tissues (agonist) and antagonise oestrogen in others. Accordingly, they are able to mimic the beneficial effects of oestrogen on bone and lipid metabolism while antagonising oestrogen in reproductive tissue {breast and endometrium (lining of the womb)}.

Unfortunately, they do not help for hot flushes, although, as indicated above, they help to protect against osteoporosis and to treat the latter.

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National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa
PO Box 481
Bellville
7535

Tel. (021)-931 7894

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