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Parkinson's Disease

Menopause and PD

01/31/2000

Question:

What effect does menopause have on PD progression, symptoms, meds, etc. Is there any informaion on PD and menopause that I could read before agreeing to starting HRT which has been suggested by my GP.

Answer:

Menopause can cause mild worsening of PD symptoms. HRT is not contraindicated in PD. Some research suggests that HRT may, in fact, be of some benefit in this setting.

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Response by:

Arif Dalvi, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati