Housecall: Menopause and hormone therapy

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Hormone therapy: Is it right for you??? Hormone replacement therapy ? medications containing female hormones to replace the ones the body no longer makes after menopause ? is sometimes used to treat common menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal discomfort. Hormone therapy also has been proven to prevent bone loss [...]
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Authors: Jang JH, Arora N, Kwon JS, Hanley GE Abstract OBJECTIVE: Premature surgical menopause (PSM) without subsequent hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can lead to morbidity and mortality. Our objective was to describe the use of HRT following PSM and identify variables associated with HRT use based on prescription records from a population-based cohort. METHODS: A population-based retrospective cohort of women in British Columbia, Canada who underwent PSM between the ages of 19 and 49 years. Women were identified using surgical data from the Discharge Abstract Database and linked to HRT prescription historie...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Conditions:   Menopause;   Hormone Replacement Therapy Interventions:   Drug: Oral hormone therapy (estradiol and micronized natural progesterone);   Drug: Non-oral hormone therapy (estradiol and micronized natural progesterone) Sponsor:   Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In this study, we investigated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the effects of either immediate or delayed estradiol hormone therapy on cognition and neuroanatomy following ovo-hysterectomy (OvH) of aged, female rhesus macaques on an obesogenic diet. The macaques were followed for 2.5 years after ovo-hysterectomy, with four time points at which anatomical MRIs were acquired. Analysis of hippocampal volumes revealed an interaction between time point and treatment; hippocampal volumes in the delayed estrogen group, but not the immediate estrogen group, increased over time compared to those in untreated controls. Performan...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: This survey indicated that HPs have some knowledge regarding MM, but a gap remains to master the basic theory of MHT. In order to manage the growing menopausal population in China, creating more in-depth educational MMT programs for HPs is necessary. PMID: 32543223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Climacteric - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Climacteric Source Type: research
Authors: Anagnostis P, Bosdou JK, Vaitsi K, Goulis DG, Lambrinoudaki I Abstract Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is effective in preventing menopause-related bone loss and decreasing vertebral, non-vertebral and hip fracture risk. MHT contains estrogens that exert both antiosteoclastic and osteoanabolic effects. These effects are dose-dependent, as even ultra-low doses preserve or increase bone mineral density. The transdermal route of administration is effective on cancellous and cortical bone, although fracture data are still lacking. Hormone replacement therapy is the treatment of choice to preserve skeletal hea...
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
Might hormone replacement therapy attenuate the loss of muscle mass and strength that often occurs in postmenopausal women?Menopause
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news
Menopausal women receiving hormone replacement therapy may have a reduced risk of contracting and falling seriously ill from COVID-19.Telegraph
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Can women in menopause get the benefits of hormone replacement therapy without the risks? Anew UCLA study conducted with mice points in that direction, but additional research is necessary.Women commonly experience hot flashes and weight gain, among other changes, during and after menopause. Hormone therapy, which gives women additional estrogen, can help alleviate some of these symptoms, but it has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and breast cancer.UCLA life scientists now report that a gene called reprimo, which is expressed by certain neurons in the brain, may play a role in menopause-related weight gain, a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Hormone replacement therapy may slightly improve overall survival in women who have undergone surgical treatment for EOC, but the certainty of the evidence is low. HRT may make little or no difference to quality of life, incidence of breast cancer, TIA, CVA and MI as the certainty of the evidence has been assessed as very low. There may be little or no effect of HRT use on progression-free survival. The evidence in this review is limited by imprecision and incompleteness of reported relevant outcomes and therefore the results should be interpreted with caution. Future well-designed RCTs are required as this is...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
In the middle of the night, I wake up feeling warm. I open the window and pull my hair back into a ponytail and drink some water. Then I glance at my phone, delete a few things, and see some spam. I hit unsubscribe and go back to bed. Then I lie there thinking, What if by opening that spam email I got myself hacked? What if I just sent everyone in my contact list a Burger King ad at two in the morning? Now wide awake, I move on to other concerns: my parents’ health, my stepson’s college tuition, pending deadlines. Hours roll by. I tackle real-life math problems: how many weeks I have before getting my next free...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Gen X healthy sleep insomnia Source Type: news
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