Personal Health: A Little-Known Skin Disease That Can Disrupt People ’ s Sex Lives

Patients deal with pain and itching and often encounter medical ignorance and mistreatment until affected tissues become irreparably scarred.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Skin Lichens Women and Girls Tissue (Human) Itching Vagina Sex Menopause Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Anastrozole was associated with a CBR of 61% of patients with recurrent ER-positive and/or PR-positive LGOC or SBOT for at least 6 months with acceptable toxicity. PMID: 31227223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
Authors: XIX CONGRESSO NAZIONALE S.I.C.O.O.P. SOCIETA' ITALIANA CHIRURGHI ORTOPEDICI DELL'OSPEDALITA' PRIVATA ACCREDITATA, Ferrara PE, Salini S, Maggi L, Foti C, Maccauro G, Ronconi G Abstract Post-menopausal osteoporosis women are at increased risk for skeletal fractures with higher mortality and lower quality of life. Some studies have reported fall risk reduction in the elderly after Tai chi practice. Tai chi is a weight bearing mind-body exercise that has been reported to positively influence bone mineral density and improve postural control in different pathologies. The aim of this observational randomized cas...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
This spring, 31-year-old Heather Bankos donated her uterus through a research program at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, becoming about the 70th woman to do so worldwide. Bankos does not know the identity of her recipient, but most women in Baylor’s program have Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, a congenital condition that occurs in females, leading to an underdeveloped or absent uterus. Bankos, who lives in Pennsylvania and has three kids of her own (ages 8, 6 and 3), explains why she wanted to donate her uterus, and what she hopes it brings to its recipient. —Jamie Ducharme, TIME staff...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news
Abstract In the United States, more than half of all women have used a vibrator, nearly one third of women have used a dildo, and more than three quarters of women who have sex with women have used a vibrator. Sexual devices can be used by patients with decreased libido, anorgasmia, conditions inhibiting vaginal penetration, partner erectile dysfunction, and motor or sensory disabilities. Basic knowledge of sexual devices can help obstetrician-gynecologists counsel patients about device safety, sharing, cleaning, disinfection, and material selection. Common sexual devices include vibrators, penetrative devices, an...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) include genital symptoms of dryness, burning, irritation, but also sexual symptoms of lack of lubrication, discomfort or pain, and impaired function, as well as urinary symptoms of urgency, dysuria and recurrent urinary tract infections. Reported prevalence rates of vaginal dryness due to vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) or GSM vary, but it is estimated that approximately 15% of premenopausal and up to 57% of postmenopausal women experience this condition. Local vaginal estrogen administration is the treatment of choice for VVA atrophy, although lacking long time efficacy and safety.
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: INV63 Source Type: research
Musculoskeletal pain, arthralgia and arthritis are all more common in women and their frequency increases with age. Musculoskeletal pain is one of the commonest symptoms reported at the time of the menopause, present in up to 50% of women. The effects of ageing and of estrogen deficiency on joint tissues are discussed, and how this might manifest in the clinic. Changes in muscle (sarcopenia), soft tissues (tendon, ligament), cartilage volume and bone health, as well as changes in pain perception are seen in both conditions.
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: INV52 Source Type: research
Arthritis is more common in women and often presents around the time of the menopause or in later life. Common causes of arthralgia (joint pain in the absence of arthritis) and arthritis in this population are discussed, notably osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The clinical assessment, investigation and management of women presenting with arthralgia or arthritis will be reviewed. The epidemiological and trials evidence for the effects of menopausal hormonal therapy (MHT) on joint pain, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis will be discussed.
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: INV43 Source Type: research
Abstract In the United States, more than half of all women have used a vibrator, nearly one third of women have used a dildo, and more than three quarters of women who have sex with women have used a vibrator. Sexual devices can be used by patients with decreased libido, anorgasmia, conditions inhibiting vaginal penetration, partner erectile dysfunction, and motor or sensory disabilities. Basic knowledge of sexual devices can help obstetrician-gynecologists counsel patients about device safety, sharing, cleaning, disinfection, and material selection. Common sexual devices include vibrators, penetrative devices, an...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
This study evaluated the effects of phytoestrogen supplement on quality of life for postmenopausal women. Methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effects of phytoestrogen supplements on the quality of life of postmenopausal women. We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials on March 31, 2018, for relevant randomized controlled trials. Two authors independently selected studies, assessed risk of bias, and extracted data. Disagreement was resolved through discussion with a third author. Results: We involved 10 a...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Recruitment to a clinical trial testing interventions for postmenopausal vaginal symptoms is feasible through social media advertising. Variability in observed effectiveness and costs may reflect the small sample sizes and limited budget of the pilot recruitment study. PMID: 31055949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Trials - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Clin Trials Source Type: research
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