'Male menopause' could be solved by injection of patient's own cells to boost testosterone

Scientists at the University of Southern California say that their successful creation of cells that produce testosterone could aid in the development of new drugs.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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The literature has shown a correlation between estrogen production and vascular protection (anti-inflammatory and vasoprotective effects). Therefore, as estrogen production decreases after menopause, there is an increase in cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate survival of women younger and older than 55  years after major vascular intervention and to compare it with that of age-matched men.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Orri JC, Hughes EM, Mistry DG, Scala A Abstract The authors compared the linear and nonlinear heart rate variability dynamics from rest through maximal exercise in postmenopausal women who trained at either moderate or high intensities. The outcome variables included the RR triangular index, TINN, SD1, SD2, SD1/SD2, DFA α1, DFA α2, and α1/α2. Maximal exercise reduced SD1, SD2, DFA α1, DFA α2, α1/α2, RRTri, and TINN in both groups and increased SD1/SD2 (p
Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity - Category: Geriatrics Tags: J Aging Phys Act Source Type: research
This study aimed to verify the reliability and validity of a diagnostic tool for climacteric and postmenopausal syndrome pattern identification (CaPSPI) by identifying seven major patterns and 10 syndrome elements.MethodsThis study was conducted between June and October 2018, in two University Korean Medicine Hospitals. To investigate the construct validity, 275 women aged 45-60 years experiencing menopausal symptoms (Kupperman index ≥20) answered a 75-item questionnaire regarding menopausal symptoms. To investigate the tool’s criterion validity, a previously developed pattern identification questionnaire (DSOM) w...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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
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