HIV Could Speed Menopause Onset
Treatment advances are keeping people with the virus alive longer, and those who adhere to therapy are expected to live into their mid-70s or longer.
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.
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...
AbstractHerein we report an unusual case of sudden death occurring in a 65 year old woman during a minor oral surgery. The subject, who had a medically treated anxiety, had a history of two reversible left ventricle dysfunction episodes consistent with recurrent Takotsubo Syndrome that had occurred seven and six years before, respectively. She also suffered from moderate, well treated post-menopausal systemic hypertension. Post-mortem examination showed apical biventricular ballooning of the heart with no cardiac rupture, coronary artery lesion or other cardiac/extra-cardiac disease. Toxicological tests and forensic invest...
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: The Lancet Diabetes &EndocrinologyAuthor(s): Fiona Mitchell