Author(s): Sewn L, Laine M, Karjalainen S, LeimolaVirtanen R, Hiidenkari T,
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Abstract Hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women is known to affect the general calcium turnover of the body. No information is available about the effects of hormone therapy on salivary electrolytes and on calcium in particular. A group of 16 healthy peri- and postmenopausal women, all recommended to start hormone replacement therapy, were studied longitudinally for 5 months. Paraffin-stimulated whole saliva was collected at baseline, at 3 and at 5 months after the onset of therapy, and analysed for calcium, sodium and potassium concentrations. In response to hormone replacement therapy, calcium concentration decreased (p = 0.037), that of sodium increased (p = 0.019), while no change was observed in the potassium concentrations during the follow-up period.
This article was published in Arch Oral Biol
and referenced in JBR Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Dental Science