Postmenopausal women who uses hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase their risk for gallbladder disease, but their risk of gallbladder disease is less if they use a patch or gel form of estrogen noted Dr. Bette Liu, a clinical epidemiologist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
"There is evidence that is developing that the patch may have less negative effects than the pill. We need to make sure that we're talking about the menopausal hormone therapy patch, not the birth control patch—there may be less adverse effects than when taking estrogen by mouth," said Dr. Patricia J. Sulak, professor of obstetrics/gynecology at Texas A& M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
July 10, 2008 article in U.S. News & World Report.
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