"Moving from uncertainty toward acceptance": a grounded theory study on exploring Iranian women's experiences of encountering menopause.
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]
Authors: Balta G, Dalla C, Kokras N Abstract Brain disorders and mental diseases, in particular, are common and considered as a top global health challenge for the twenty-first century. Interestingly, women suffer more frequently from mental disorders than men. Moreover, women may respond to psychotropic drugs differently than men, and, through their lifespan, they endure sex-orientated social stressors. In this chapter, we present how women may differ in the development and manifestation of mental health issues and how they differ from men in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. We discuss issues in clinical tri...
A study of women between the ages of 45 and 56 in England said there were 10,500 of them attending HIV clinics for treatment for the STI in 2016, and the number will keep rising.
ConclusionsA history of MST is common among older women veterans and associated with a range of medical and mental health diagnoses. These findings call attention to the need for additional research in this understudied population, and the importance of trauma-informed care approaches for women across the lifespan.
CONCLUSIONS: The topical use of Visnadine on female external genitalia may increase regional vascularization affecting turgidity and sensorial threshold of the area of application. PMID: 31698889 [PubMed - in process]
Joint recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of vulvo-vaginal atrophy in women in the peri- and post-menopausal phases from the Società Italiana per la Menopausa (SIM) and the Società Italiana della Terza Età (SIGiTE). Minerva Ginecol. 2019 Oct;71(5):345-352 Authors: Cagnacci A, Gallo M, Gambacciani M, Lello S, Società Italiana della Menopausa (SIM) and the Società Italiana di Ginecologia della Terza Età (SIGiTE) Abstract Herein, joint recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA) in women in the peri- and post-menopausal p...
ConclusionsThis post-hoc analysis of a large multi-center trial in early septic shock has shown no short- or long-term survival effect for women overall as well as in the pre-menopausal age-group.
The menopause, which is the end of the reproductive period in a woman's life, induces a number of physiological changes that permanently affect her further life. The hormonal changes, low plasma levels of oestrogen, and a marked increase in follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone [1,2] during the menopausal transition exert a significant effect on plasma lipids and lipoproteins. In addition to the effect of menopause, aging in post-menopausal women is associated with lipid modifications towards atherosclerosis [3 –5].
Publication date: 9 November 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 244, Issue 3255Author(s): Sam Wong
Women with epilepsy (WWE) as compared with the general female population have higher estimates of sexual dysfunction (75.3% vs. 12.0%) [1 –2]. Different reasons for sexual dysfunction among WWE have been proposed, including decreased libido, problems with arousal and infrequent orgasms, earlier onset of menopause, adverse effects of certain antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), anxiety, and stigmatization [3–7]. Given that sexuality is an i mportant component of quality of life (QoL)  and is viewed as a central part of an individual’s life , the consideration of healthy sexual functioning in WWE should be emphasized.
Ovarian reserve represents the number of available follicles/oocytes within ovaries and this can be assessed by measuring follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels, anti-M üllerian hormone (AMH) levels, and/or antral follicle count (AFC) determined by ultrasound . AMH is produced in women by the granulosa cells of developing follicles and represents a marker of ovarian reserve that can be used in assisted reproduction and for prediction of menopausal age, probabil ity of natural conception, assessment of ovarian function after gonadotoxic treatment or diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome , although its relia...