We evaluated the incidence of oral discomfort in post-menopausal women and the efficacy of hormone replacement therapy in patients complaining of such symptoms. Two studies were performed. In the first, we compared oral discomfort and oral mucosa smears in 47 patients receiving replacement therapy and in 40 untreated post-menopausal women. In the second, the efficacy of hormone replacement therapy with oestriol vaginal cream (22 patients) or conjugated oestrogens plus norethisterone acetate (10 patients) was evaluated. In the first study, oral exfoliative cytology showed a similar maturation index and volume in both groups. In the second, hormone replacement therapy improved subjective and objective symptoms in 12 out of 22 patients treated with oestriol and in 7 out of 10 patients treated with conjugated oestrogens plus norethisterone. These data suggest that oestrogen deficiency can be considered a possible cause of oral discomfort in some post-menopausal patients and that oestrogen replacement therapy may improve subjective symptoms.
|Autori:||1Volpe A; Lucenti V; Forabosco A; Boselli F; Latessa AM; Pozzo P; Petraglia F; Genazzani A|
|Titolo:||Oral discomfort and hormone replacement therapy in the post-menopause.|
|Anno del prodotto:||1991|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|