Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thought

(University of Guelph) A new University of Guelph study is the first to reveal hidden changes that are happening to the female heart during perimenopause -- the stage before menopause sets in.
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Conclusion: Moving from uncertainty toward acceptance was identified as the core concept in the Iranian women's experiences of encountering menopause. Modifying the beliefs of people about menopause and aging as well as increasing their knowledge and information about menopause can help women to experience the menopausal transition with more ease. PMID: 31623492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: The Lancet Diabetes &EndocrinologyAuthor(s): Eleanor P Thong, Ethel Codner, Joop S E Laven, Helena TeedeSummaryReproductive dysfunction is a common but little studied complication of diabetes. The spectrum of reproductive health problems in diabetes is broad, and encompasses delayed puberty and menarche, menstrual cycle abnormalities, subfertility, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and potentially early menopause. Depending on the age at diagnosis of diabetes, reproductive problems can manifest early on in puberty, emerge later when fertility is desired, or occur duri...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeEmpirical treatment options for unexplained infertility treatment include controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with clomiphene citrate, letrozole or gonadotropins followed by intrauterine insemination (IUI). Achieving consistent multifollicular development with letrozole generally requires addition of gonadotropins. However, the cost and discomfort of injections remains a drawback of this regimen. Therefore, there is a need for evolving newer cost-effective regimens for COS/IUI using orally administered drugs like letrozole.MethodsSixty couples with unexplained infertility (on standard infertility investigat...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Raoul OrvietoAbstractStudies on the role of LH supplementation in patients undergoing assisted reproductive technique use different sources of LH bioactivity-containing preparations, daily doses and modes of administration. This review aims to critically present the available evidence comparing the effect of the two commercially available LH preparations (human menopausal gonadotrophin [HMG] and recombinant FSH + recombinant LH) with different sources of intrinsic LH bioactivity (HCG versus LH, respectively) on ovarian...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Women who go through menopause earlier in life may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke before they reach age 60 than their counterparts who go through menopause later on, a recent study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Discussions about sexuality and reproduction are an important part of transition planning and must be done with an awareness of the adolescent’s developing understanding and maturity. Pregnancy imposes a hemodynamic load on the heart which may lead to cardiac, obstetric and fetal/neonatal complications in women with CHD. Pre-pregnancy counselling must include an assessment of maternal and fetal risk according to several well-developed models. Counselling should also include discussions about fertility and alternatives to pregnancy when appropriate. Recommendations for contraception must be made according to the patie...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
A British broadcaster says its new menopause policy will help free up a “taboo” subject and close what has been called the “gender pain gap.”
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Menopause Estrogen Women and Girls Menstruation Labor and Jobs Great Britain Source Type: news
  Guidance aimed at improving workplace conditions for employees who are experiencing the menopause has been published today (Friday) by UNISON. The Menopause is a Workplace Issue is aimed at supporting employers to create a working environment where female staff feel supported. The guide highlights how symptoms – from migraines to panic attacks – are an occupational health issue and can have a significant effect on staff. However, these are often trivialised or treated as embarrassing by bosses and colleagues, says UNISON. The Menopause is a Workplace Issue has been sent to UNISON branches and union ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: News Press release employers guide Menopause workplace Source Type: news
Substance misuse pharmacist Lucy Skea had a surgical menopause at 39 years old; here ’s what she thinks pharmacists should know to support patients considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Longer use of estrogen hormone therapy is associated with higher cognitive status in late life, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in Menopause. Joshua M. Matyi, from Utah State University in Logan, and colleagues...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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