Cookie policy notice

By continuing to use this site you agree to our cookies policy below:
Since 26 May 2011, the law now states that cookies on websites can ony be used with your specific consent. Cookies allow us to ensure that you enjoy the best browsing experience.

This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

HRT increases GORD risk

Women who use postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy have a ‘modestly increased' likelihood of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), according to an observational study.

The analysis of data from the US Nurses Health Study of over 100,000 women aged between 30 and 55 found 23% of women reported symptoms of GORD.

The risk of the condition was increased by 46% for past users and 66% for current users of hormone therapy compared with those who did not use it. The risk increased with dosage and duration of use, and approached that of non-users only after 10 years of stopping therapy.

Ann Intern Med 2008;168:1798-804

Rate this article 

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Have your say