HRT shortage 'adds to the stress of menopause'

With UK supplies of hormone replacement therapy running low, women tell the BBC how it has affected them.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Thousands of women who rely on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to cope with the menopause are finding it hard to get their prescription filled in UK pharmacies.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Shortages of hormone replacement therapy have prompted the British Menopause Society to issue  guidance on the supplies that are currently available.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Many of the most commonly prescribed forms of hormone replacement therapy are out of stock in pharmacies.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsIn summary, local estrogen seems to be safe and effective in the treatment of VVS and can also improve urinary symptoms in postmenopausal patients with UI, but most of these recommendations correspond to evidence level 2C. The evidence in POP is still scarce but not in favor of benefit. Finally, the duration of local estrogen treatment (LET), optimal dosage, long-term effects and cost-effectiveness compared with current practice are still unknown.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Torres-Netto et  al. recently reported a case of keratoconus progression caused by treatment for infertility.1 We had a similar unusual case of progression of stable keratoconus when a female patient was started on hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms. Oral hormone replacement therapy is a mode of t reatment for menopausal symptoms and usually has a combination of estrogen and progesterone supplements.2 The serum level of estrogen in a woman on hormone replacement therapy increases and affects the corneal thickness and stiffness, which can become more pronounced in an already weakened keratocon ic cornea.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
(Natural News) Menopausal symptoms can be very unpleasant, and many women end up undergoing hormone replacement therapy to find some relief. Now, however, researchers have found a very attractive and far safer alternative in the form of flax seed. Women of menopausal age face all sorts of symptoms, which are collectively referred to as menopausal...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
N° 311 - Prise en charge de la ménopause (Résumé/Déclarations Sommaires et Recommandations). J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019 Jun;41 Suppl 1:S29-S35 Authors: Reid R, Abramson BL, Blake J, Desindes S, Dodin S, Johnston S, Rowe T, Sodhi N, Wilks P, Wolfman W Abstract OBJECTIF: Offrir, aux fournisseurs de soins de santé, une mise à jour de la directive clinique quant à la prise en charge de la ménopause chez les femmes asymptomatiques en santé, ainsi que chez les femmes qui présentent des symptômes vasomoteurs ou urogénitaux...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
let M Abstract PREVALENCE OF HYPERTENSION LESS FREQUENT IN WOMEN BEFORE MENOPAUSE: In adults, up to the age of 50-60, hypertension is an uncommon disease, less frequent in women than in men. The literature review does not determine whether this difference is related to a protective effect of endogenous estrogens on the risk of high blood pressure, to genetic or immuno-enzymatic differences related to sex but of non-hormonal origin or to a large number of confounding variables (salt consumption, alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, body mass index, psycho-socio-economic factors, sedentary lifestyle...
Source: Presse Medicale - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Presse Med Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe consequence of treatment for gynaecological cancers can cause sudden onset of intense menopausal symptoms, such as vasomotor symptoms, sexual dysfunction and emotional instability. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often effective and can overcome these unpleasant and severe symptoms. However, data regarding its safety remains controversial. The big question therefore is whether HRT in gynaecological cancer survivors is possible. This is due to the fear of disease relapse. So, the purpose of this study was to review the evidence regarding cancer recurrence or death following use of HRT in su...
Source: Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
is a major component of health and well-being, although it is often neglected by both patients and health care providers. Sexual dysfunction appears early after menopause due to both vaginal dryness/dyspareunia and decreased libido, as an effect of hypoestrogenism in the periphery as well as in the central nervous system. Systemic (hormone replacement therapy) and topical estrogens (in the form of vaginal creams/gels) represent the main available therapeutic interventions.
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: INV47 Source Type: research
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