Artificial ovary may fine-tune treatment for menopause symptoms
Many women experiencing menopause have mood swings, forgetfulness and weight gain. Could an implant be a safer alternative to hormone replacement therapy?
Condition: Menopause Syndrome Interventions: Drug: CEE 0.625 mg/MP 100mg; Drug: CEE 0.3 mg/MP 100mg; Drug: CEE 0.625mg/dydrogesterone Sponsor: Peking Union Medical College Hospital Active, not recruiting
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Conclusions: This patient reported a considerable improvement in all the outcome measures. She completed the treatment after experiencing great improvement in her QoL. Additional, larger-scale studies are warranted to investigate the effects of ICBA. PMID: 29410721 [PubMed]
This article outlines the symptoms of the menopause and the available treatments for these, including hormone replacement therapy, non-hormonal treatments and alternative therapies, and discusses how nurses can assist women undergoing the menopause to improve their health and quality of life during this often challenging time. PMID: 29363891 [PubMed - in process]
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...
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
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...
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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.
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.