Hysterectomy Tied to Long-Term Risk for Depression, Anxiety

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 -- Hysterectomy, even with ovarian conservation, is associated with an increased long-term risk for de novo depression, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in Menopause. Shannon K. Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D., from the...
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Women who receive a hysterectomy are more than twice as likely to develop bipolar disorder as women who do not undergo this procedure, according to astudy published inDepression and Anxiety. This risk of bipolar following hysterectomy is even greater for women who had endometriosis or were taking Premarin (a form of estrogen therapy) at the time of surgery.“To our knowledge, this is the first study to longitudinally evaluate [the incidence of] bipolar disorder in a national sample of women who have undergone a hysterectomy,” wrote Yu‐Chih Shen, M.D., Ph.D., of Taiwan’s Tzu Chi University and colleagues....
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Abstract Vasomotor symptoms (VMS) are the primary menopausal symptoms, occurring in up 80% of women and peaking around the final menstrual period. The average duration is 10 years, longer in women with an earlier onset. Compared with non-Hispanic white women, black and Hispanic women are more likely and Asian women are less likely to report VMS. Risk factors include greater body composition (in the early stage of menopausal transition), smoking, anxiety, depression, sensitivity to symptoms, premenstrual syndrome, lower education, and medical treatments, such as hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and breast cancer-re...
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Vasomotor symptoms (VMS) are the primary menopausal symptoms, occurring in up 80% of women and peaking around the final menstrual period. The average duration is 10  years, longer in women with an earlier onset. Compared with non-Hispanic white women, black and Hispanic women are more likely and Asian women are less likely to report VMS. Risk factors include greater body composition (in the early stage of menopausal transition), smoking, anxiety, depression, s ensitivity to symptoms, premenstrual syndrome, lower education, and medical treatments, such as hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and breast cancer-related therapies....
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Conclusions: Decline in sexual function became apparent 20 months before FMP and slowed 1 year after FMP through 5 years afterward. A decline in sexual function was observed immediately after hysterectomy and persisted for the 5 years of observation.
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The post Opening up about female health and well-being appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. You don’t have to be an expert to talk about your health and well-being. We commonly discuss colds and broken bones but, as a nation, are we comfortable talking about more intimate issues? Menstruation, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, postnatal depression, menopause, body dysmorphic disorder and mental health and well-being issues — are we brushing them under the rug simply because they can make for a deeper conversation? Preventative nutrition and dietary supplements expert Pharma Nord knows women can keep their car...
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ConclusionNocturia is a highly prevalent condition associated with various risk factors and comorbidities. Treatment of nocturia should be aimed at these causes in a multidisciplinary fashion. Further studies are needed to look specifically at these conditions in the pathophysiology of nocturia.
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The post Painful sex (dyspareunia) after surgical menopause appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. A surgical menopause is one caused when a woman has her ovaries removed. It can also refer to a menopause triggered following a hysterectomy that has left her ovaries in place. There are many menopausal symptoms and some, like the hot flush, are often easier to deal with than others. Perhaps the hardest ones to overcome though are those that affect our sexual well-being and these include things like vaginal dryness or loss of libido. In this article we’re going to explore issues around painful sex because for some ...
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Is this new drug flianserin really the "female Viagra," or is it just a drug that empowers women to talk about gender discrimination? The FDA advisory committee has recently recommended approval of the still-experimental drug flibanserin (also known as Addyi) to help sexual dysfunction in women. After this action has generated many opinions about achieving gender equality for women, getting the FDA to approve a "female Viagra," and even prompted arguments that the FDA has been practicing gender discrimination, let's look at some of the facts and what it means for each of us today. An illness, hypoactiv...
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