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Take hormone replacement therapy and you will live longer, women told

WOMEN on hormone replacement therapy are likely to live longer, according to new research. And those using HRT to relieve the symptoms of the menopause were also less likely to have potentially fatal blocked arteries.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusions:The available literature suggests that HT is a viable option for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. Newer trials will likely verify this assessment. If this is enough to change clinical practice, however, remains to be seen given the general fear of HT by many with prescriptive authority, and also the women in our care. Objective: Clinical trials in menopause have undergone much scrutiny over the years. This has led to significant shifts in the treatment of symptomatic menopause and a substantial impact on women. We aim to delineate the key studies contributing to this...
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Clinical Corner: Invited Review Source Type: research
A study of 172 women suggests that HRT treatment is more effective than a placebo at preventing symptoms of depression from emerging during early menopause
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 41 Author(s): Naice E.S. Monteiro, Lívia D. Queirós, Danielle B. Lopes, Adriana O. Pedro, Gabriela A. Macedo Menopause is a natural event that occurs in women around the age of 50 years, causing irregularities in the menstrual cycle until its complete end, due to the hormonal deficit, especially estrogen, that causes several unpleasant urogenital and vasomotor symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy has many benefits, but should be prescribed with caution in women with a history of stroke, thromboembolic events, certain types of cance...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Women's Health
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions: Female sex hormones are important for the preservation of lung function in middle aged women. The accelerated lung function decline with menopause is likely caused by decreasing estrogen levels.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
New research in rats by Wake Forest in North Carolina found bioengineering artificial ovaries could provide a safer and more natural hormone replacement therapy for women.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Many women experiencing menopause have mood swings, forgetfulness and weight gain. Could an implant be a safer alternative to hormone replacement therapy?
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
Introduction: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is commonly prescribed to alleviate some of the symptoms of the menopause, which often are associated with higher frequency of sleep problems (Ameratunga, Goldin,&Hickey, 2012). The effect of use of HRT on sleep quality is, however, controversial. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate possible associations between HRT and good quality sleep in Norwegian women. Other factors, as satisfaction with life, neuroticism, frequency of night sweats and selected life style factors as smoking, frequency of exercise, and marital status (co-habiting or not) were also investigated.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2017 Source:The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Author(s): Hai Jiang, Wenpei Bai, Wenjuan Wang, Ke Wang, Jing Jia, Jing Zhang, He Diao, Lihua Qin The menopausal period, an inevitable physiological process for women, is frequently associated with physiological and psychological dysfunction attributable to substantial fluctuation and gradual decrease in female hormones induced by ovarian failure, leading to corresponding symptoms and diseases that impact multiple systems in the body to varying degrees. As prior studies have focused primarily on menopausal s...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Hormone replacement therapy may protect short term memory loss caused by stress in menopausal women, new research from the University of Southern California suggests.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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