Prim Care 2017 Sep;44(3):481-498
USC Specialty Pharmacy, University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, A-10, Suite 10150, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA.
Natural aging brings reduced production of growth and sex hormones, beginning in middle age, with noticeable physiologic changes by the sixth or seventh decade of life: reduced muscle mass, energy, and exercise capacity and alterations in sexual function. Hormones and hormone precursors have been investigated to delay changes in body composition, strength, and physical and cognitive function. Menopausal hormone therapy is effective for vasomotor and genitourinary symptoms. Read More