Estradiol with or without progesterone and ambulatory blood pressure in postmenopausal women.

@article{Seely1999EstradiolWO,
  title={Estradiol with or without progesterone and ambulatory blood pressure in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Ellen W. Seely and Brian W. Walsh and Marie D Gerhard and Gordon H. Williams},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={1190-4}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine whether transdermal estradiol and intravaginal progesterone given in doses to mimic the premenopausal state would lower blood pressure (BP) in postmenopausal women. Fifteen healthy postmenopausal women were studied in each of 3 conditions: on placebo, after 8 weeks of transdermal estradiol 0.2 mg twice per week, and again 2 weeks after addition of intravaginal progesterone 300 mg/d. Women were studied at each point after 2 days of 100 mmol/d sodium… CONTINUE READING