Adverse effects of the Hormone therapy

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There are side effects that are common and frequent to all hormone treatment modalities and others that are more specific and depend on the type of drug administered.

Symbol of male sexuality

In men:

  • Sexual changes.
  • Loss of bone mass: osteoporosis and therefore an increased risk of fractured bones.
  • Loss of muscle mass and lack of physical strength.
  • Endocrine alterations.
  • Weight loss.
  • Mood swings.
  • Tiredness.
  • Growth of breasts (gynecomastia).
Symbol of female sexuality

In women:

  • Tiredness.
  • Nausea.
  • Muscle and bone pain.
  • Loss of bone mass: osteoporosis.
  • Headaches.
  • Hot flushes.
  • Mild vaginal bleeding.
  • Pruritus.
  • Weight gain.
  • Mood swings.

Substantiated information by:

Albert Tuca Rodríguez
Aleix Prat Aparicio
Francesc Balaguer Prunes
Meritxell Mollà Armandà
Montserrat Valverde Bosch
Vanessa Vilas
Álvaro Urbano Ispizua

Published: 12 November 2018
Updated: 20 November 2018

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