Medical News Today: How does the Mirena coil affect menopause?

The Mirena coil is a hormonal intrauterine device, or IUD, that many women use to prevent pregnancy. However, it can affect some symptoms of perimenopause. Find out more.
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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...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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 [1]. 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 [2], although its relia...
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) have long been considered predominantly male-related conditions. The clinical presentation of sleep disordered breathing in females differs from males and can vary with age and physiological status, e.g. menopause and pregnancy. Overall, females appear to be more symptomatic, with lower apnoea–hypopnoea index scores compared to males. Furthermore, they appear to have more prolonged partial upper airway obstruction, and may report insomnia as a symptom of OSAHS more frequently. As a consequence of these differences in clinical prese...
Source: European Respiratory Review - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep medicine Sleep disordered breathing Source Type: research
Conclusions: The data can be used as input for models simulating vaginal delivery, pelvic floor prolapsed, or dysfunction.
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Abstract Most of breast cancers are hormonedependent. Hormone treatment (contraception and menopause hormone treatment) has a promoter effect on preexisting lesions: the increase in risk decreases after stopping treatment. Hormonal contraception increases modestly the risk in current users but the amplitude of the risk remains low up to 40 years when this increase is more significant due of the number of breast cancer occurring at that age. Pregnancy decreases the risk if at a young age but after 25 years may increase the risk. Combined menopause hormone treatment is associated to a greater risk than estrogens alo...
Source: Presse Medicale - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Presse Med Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study provides evidence that using hCG instead of hMG/FSH for COS results in a significant reduction of the in cost of IVF with, at least, an equivalent pregnancy outcome.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine 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
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
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