Hormone replacement therapy may prevent depression in menopause

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

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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]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research
Conclusions • The best method of treatment with the smallest risk of adverse effects together with a high level of patient satisfaction was found to be the phytoestrogen therapy. The women themselves believed that the therapies were effective and largely helped them to stay mentally fit. PMID: 28323624 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research
Conclusions Many women believe that their headaches, particularly migraine, will end after menopause. This is, unfortunately, not the case for many of them.RESUMO Objetivo Avaliar a preval ência de cefaleia em mulheres no período pós-menopausal. Métodos Mulheres atendidas em serviços de ginecologia na região costeira do estado de São Paulo, Brasil foram convidadas a participar deste estudo. Apenas mulheres com menopausa não-cirúrgica e sem terapia de reposição hormonal fo ram incluídas. Foram avaliados prevalência e característi...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a rare but important cause of ovarian hormone deficiency and infertility in women. In addition to causing infertility, POI is associated with multiple health risks, including bothersome menopausal symptoms, decreased bone density and increased risk of fractures, early progression of cardiovascular disease, psychologic impact that may include depression, anxiety, and decreased perceived psychosocial support, potential early decline in cognition, and dry eye syndrome.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research
Conclusion This study found that middle-aged women with elevated CRP levels were more likely to report symptoms of PMS. The study had a good sample size, and represented a racially diverse and community-based sample of women who could be generalised to the US population of middle-aged women. However, there are a few points to bear in mind: It is unclear whether CRP levels were measured two weeks before a woman's period, so the results may differ, depending on the stage of the menstrual cycle. As the researchers acknowledge, some of the associations observed may have resulted from other exposures, such as anti-inflam...
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CONCLUSION: Given the rarity of cases of leiomyosarcoma of cervical stump, its proper treatment remains to be determined. In dealing with benign uterus diseases, we should pay adequate attention in retaining the cervix. If the cervix is retained, patients require appropriate follow-up. The authors hope that this work will benefit the fields of gynecology and oncology. PMID: 27048131 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
By John Swartzberg, M.D. It's been dubbed "manopause" or "andropause" -- a midlife change for men that some claim is just like menopause for women. But there's no such thing. "Male menopause" is a creation of the pharmaceutical and supplement industries, along with unscrupulous or uninformed practitioners who feel that some of their potency -- sexual and otherwise -- is declining. It sounds perfectly reasonable at first, but scientifically speaking, there's no evidence that men go through menopause in the same way that women do. That's not to say that men's testosterone levels don't decline ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A new meta-analysis suggests longer-term exposure to endogenous estrogens may have antidepressive benefits; however, the role of hormone replacement therapy is unclear. Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
The post Natural menopause the easy way appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. For many women, going through the menopause means experiencing menopausal symptoms. These will be mild for some women, but for others, severe symptoms can affect them both physically and psychologically. Issues can include vaginal dryness, headaches, night sweats, mood changes, loss of libido, fatigue, and depression, so knowing how to manage these symptoms effectively can help a woman cope with the menopause. Although hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the first line of treatment usually prescribed, the infographic below shows there are ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Menopause natural menopause Source Type: news
As new health guidelines encourage more women to consider HRT, Radhika Sanghani uncovers the 7 misconceptions women have about the menopause
Source: Telegraph Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: depression menstruation menopause health moody vagina hot flushes periods bleeding hormone replacement therapy hrt Source Type: news
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