Will hormone replacement therapy end my feeling of dread?
Since I stopped taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) eight years ago, I ’ve been waking up with this peculiar feeling of dread. Should I go back on HRT? I am 66 years old.
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Sadikah Behbehani, Tiffany Pham, Katie Kunze, Megan Wasson, Johnny YiABSTRACTStudy ObjectiveTo determine the incidence of a successful in-office voiding trial after minimally invasive hysterectomy.DesignA retrospective cohort study.SettingA tertiary care academic center.PatientsAll patients undergoing minimally invasive hysterectomies (vaginal, laparoscopic, or robotic) from January 2013 to July 2018 who have an unsuccessful voiding trial in the postoperative unit.InterventionsA voiding trial.Measurements and Main ...
ConclusionThere is no apparent relation between plasma TSH levels in the normal range and incident T2DM in patients at high cardiovascular risk.
Authors: Ueda K, Kiyota A, Tsuchida M, Okazaki M, Ozaki N Abstract Myxedema coma is a rare endocrine emergency resulting from the decompensation of severe hypothyroidism, which is associated with a high mortality rate. It is characterized by the deterioration of mental status, hypothermia, hypotension, hyponatremia, and hypoventilation. Early disease diagnosis and advancements in intensive supportive care have reduced the mortality rate. Besides intensive supportive care, appropriate management of the underlying thyroid hormone deficiency is essential. However, as the disease is rare and unrecognized, evidence-base...
Conclusion: Total thyroidectomy improved health-related quality of life and fatigue, whereas medical therapy did not. This improvement, along with concomitant elimination of serum anti-TPO antibodies, may elucidate disease mechanisms. Primary Funding Source: Telemark Hospital. PMID: 30856652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Four years of GHRT resulted in improvements in BMI and waist circumference in patients with adult-onset hypopituitarism compared to age-matched controls observed during the same follow-up time. Despite these beneficial effects on body composition, BMI and waist circumference remained higher in patients on GHRT compared to healthy controls.
The study found that women taking hormone replacement therapy had a 9 percent to 17 percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. In women who began taking hormone therapy before age 60, this increased risk was tied to use of HRT for a decade or longer.
An estimated one million women in Britain and five per cent of women over the age of 50 in the US take hormone replacement therapy to help relieve menopause symptoms.
An observational study on hormone replacement therapy in nearly 85,000 postmenopausal Finnish women found that those on such therapy had a very small increased risk for Alzheimer's, especially when using combination hormones long-term.
A small study shows that acupuncture is better than no treatment for menopausal symptoms and is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), say researchers.Medscape Medical News
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Sadikah Behbehani, Tiffany Pham, Katie Kunze, Megan Wasson, Johnny YiAbstractStudy ObjectiveDetermine the incidence of successful in-office voiding trial after minimally invasive hysterectomy.DesignRetrospective cohort studySettingTertiary care academic centerPatients or ParticipantsAll patients undergoing minimally invasive hysterectomies (vaginal, laparoscopic, or robotic) from January 2013 to July 2018 who have unsuccessful voiding trial in the post-operative unitInterventionsVoiding trialMeasurements and Main R...