Four in ten women on hormone replacement therapy can't get their medication amid mass shortages

The HRT crisis is forcing some British women to go 'cold turkey' on the advice of their GP, causing the return of debilitating menopause symptoms.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Cagnacci A, Gambacciani M, Gallo M, Lello S, Executive Committee of the Italian Society of Menopause (SIM) and of the Italian Society of Gynecology of the Third Age (SIGiTE) PMID: 32064823 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research
This review focuses on the safety of hormone replacement therapy in women with a history of gynecologic cancer who have undergone surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation leading to early menopause.Menopause
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news
Studies have suggested that hormones may play a potential role in melanoma carcinogenesis. Is hormone replacement therapy associated with an increased risk of melanoma in post-menopausal women?Human Reproduction
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news
We present a comprehensive review of acceptability, selected health outcomes above and HRT safety following risk reducing surgery.
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Hormone replacement therapy may slightly improve overall survival in women who have undergone surgical treatment for EOC, but the certainty of the evidence is low. HRT may make little or no difference to quality of life, incidence of breast cancer, TIA, CVA and MI as the certainty of the evidence has been assessed as very low. There may be little or no effect of HRT use on progression-free survival. The evidence in this review is limited by imprecision and incompleteness of reported relevant outcomes and therefore the results should be interpreted with caution. Future well-designed RCTs are required as this is...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
aro M Abstract AIM: While the short-term effects of hormonal events on gingival inflammation have been well described, long-term effects on the periodontium have received less attention. The aim of this cross-sectional population-based study was to evaluate the association between hormone-related events and periodontitis in a representative sample of the post-menopausal women of South Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 10,273 postmenopausal women representative of 6.1 million of Koreans were examined. Periodontitis and severe periodontitis were defined according to the Community Periodontal Index (CPI‚Č...
Source: Journal of Clinical Periodontology - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: J Clin Periodontol Source Type: research
In the middle of the night, I wake up feeling warm. I open the window and pull my hair back into a ponytail and drink some water. Then I glance at my phone, delete a few things, and see some spam. I hit unsubscribe and go back to bed. Then I lie there thinking, What if by opening that spam email I got myself hacked? What if I just sent everyone in my contact list a Burger King ad at two in the morning? Now wide awake, I move on to other concerns: my parents’ health, my stepson’s college tuition, pending deadlines. Hours roll by. I tackle real-life math problems: how many weeks I have before getting my next free...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Gen X healthy sleep insomnia Source Type: news
Did you ever wonder why medical research seems to flip-flop so often? Eggs used to be terrible for your health; now they’re not so bad. Stomach ulcers were thought to be due to stress and a “type A personality” but that’s been disproven. I was taught that every postmenopausal woman should take hormone replacement therapy to prevent heart disease and bone loss; now it’s considered way too risky. It can make you question every bit of medical news you hear. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Questioning what you read or hear is reasonable. And maybe medical reversals — when new re...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Medical Research Prevention Tests and procedures Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Obesity was not found to correlate strongly with the progression or remission of CIN. Obese postmenopausal women may still be affected by a persistence of the disease. Continuing cervical cytology monitoring should be recommended for such patients. Silent high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2/3) in ASC-US cytology in this study were high. Colposcopy should be recommended for diagnosis and follow-up in this setting. PMID: 31870122 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
Semin Reprod Med 2019; 37: 125-130 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3400241Vasomotor symptoms, including hot flushes and night sweats, pose a significant symptomatic burden to women undergoing menopause, and negatively impact on both their physical and psychological well-being. Management of these symptoms can be challenging, with the use of conventional hormone replacement therapy limited by duration of treatment and clinical contraindications. Recent advances in our understanding of the neuroendocrine regulation of the reproductive axis and thermoregulation postmenopause has helped identify a promising new therapeutic target to ameli...
Source: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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